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Case TitleWhite v. Department of Justice et al
DistrictSouthern District of Illinois
CityEast St. Louis
Case Number3:2016cv00948
Date Filed2016-08-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge J. Phil Gilbert
PlaintiffWilliam A White
Case DescriptionWilliam White, a federal prisoner, submitted FOIA requests to the FBI, the Bureau of Prisons, and the U.S. Marshals Service for records about himself. He received more than 18,000 pages from the FBI, but was unsuccessful in getting records from the other two agencies. He appealed the agencies' decision to administratively close his requests and after hearing nothing further from the agencies, White filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantDepartment of Justice
DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
DefendantUnited States Marshals Service
DefendantFederal Bureau of Prisons
DefendantBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Opinion/Order [10]
Opinion/Order [13]
Opinion/Order [55]
Opinion/Order [59]
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2016-08-251COMPLAINT against All Defendants filed by William A White. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(jaj) (Entered: 08/25/2016)
2016-08-252MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by William A White. (jaj) (Entered: 08/25/2016)
2016-08-253Letter from USDC/SDIL to Plaintiff informing him of case number. (Attachments: # 1 Consent to Magistrate Judge) (jaj) (Entered: 08/25/2016)
2016-09-294Supplementary Brief on Breach of Mandatory Duties by William A White. (cds) (Entered: 09/29/2016)
2016-09-295NOTICE of Intervening Case Law by William A White (cds) (Entered: 09/29/2016)
2016-09-296MOTION to Amend 1 Complaint by William A White. (cds) (Entered: 09/29/2016)
2016-10-117ORDER Directing Monthly Payments be made from Prison Account of White, granting 2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by William A White. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 10/4/2016. (tjk) (Entered: 10/11/2016)
2016-10-218MOTION to Stay Collection of Fees re 7 Order Directing Prisoner Payment by William A White. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(slj2) (Entered: 10/21/2016)
2016-10-269ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE 6 Motion to Amend/Correct. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 10/25/16. (sgp) (Entered: 10/26/2016)
2016-11-0310MEMORANDUM AND ORDER, denying 8 MOTION to Stay re 7 Order Directing Prisoner Payment, Terminate Motions filed by William A White. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 11/3/2016. (jdh) (Entered: 11/03/2016)
2016-11-09Filing fee: $ 350.00, receipt number 34625070324 (jsm2) (Entered: 11/09/2016)
2017-02-0611MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint (Amended Complaint with exhibits received and under review) by William A White. (tkm) (Entered: 02/06/2017)
2017-03-0812NOTICE of Praecipe by William A White (tkm) (Entered: 03/08/2017)
2017-06-1213MEMORANDUM AND ORDER, re: service. The Court DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to complete, on Plaintiff's behalf, a summons and form USM-285 for service of process on each defendant, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE and FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, and to issue completed summonses. The Clerk shall provide the United States Marshal all necessary materials and copies for service. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 6/12/2017. (jdh) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
2017-06-1314Summons Issued as to Department of Justice. (kdb) (Main Document 14 replaced on 6/13/2017) (mar). (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-1315Summons Issued as to United States Marshals Service. (kdb) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-1316Summons Issued as to Federal Bureau of Investigation. (kdb) (Main Document 16 replaced on 6/13/2017) (mar). (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-1317Summons Issued as to Federal Bureau of Prisons. (kdb) (Main Document 17 replaced on 6/13/2017) (mar). (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-1318NOTICE OF MODIFICATION re 16 , 14 , and 17 Summons Issued. Summons re-issued with corrected address information and replaced accordingly. NEF's regenerated. (mar)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-07-0519SUMMONS Returned Executed Federal Bureau of Prisons served on 6/27/2017, answer due 8/28/2017. (jsm2) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-0520SUMMONS Returned Executed Department of Justice served on 6/28/2017, answer due 8/28/2017. (jsm2) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-0521SUMMONS Returned Executed United States Marshals Service served on 6/28/2017, answer due 8/28/2017. (jsm2) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-0722NOTICE of Appearance by Suzanne M. Garrison on behalf of All Defendants (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-1323SUMMONS Returned Executed Federal Bureau of Investigation served on 6/28/2017, answer due 7/19/2017. (jsm2) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-1424ORDER GRANTING 11 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 7/14/17. (sgp) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-1725AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by William A White. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6)(kdb) (Entered: 07/17/2017)
2017-07-1726CJRA TRACK B assigned: Final Pretrial Conference is set for 9/5/2018 at 9:30 AM in Benton Courthouse before Judge J. Phil Gilbert. Bench Trial is set for 9/17/2018 at 9:00 AM in Benton Courthouse before Judge J. Phil Gilbert.(tag) (Entered: 07/17/2017)
2017-07-2127PRAECIPE by William A White. (jaj) (Entered: 07/24/2017)
2017-07-2428STRICKEN - MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 25 Amended Complaint by Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Marshals Service. (Garrison, Suzanne) Modified on 7/25/2017 (cds). (Entered: 07/24/2017)
2017-07-2529NOTICE STRIKING ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS striking 28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Marshals Service, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Incorrect PDF attached. Filer will re file document. (cds)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 07/25/2017)
2017-07-2530MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 25 Amended Complaint by Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Marshals Service. (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 07/25/2017)
2017-08-0331MOTION to Order the US Marshal to Serve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives by William A White. (tkm) (Entered: 08/03/2017)
2017-08-0332ORDER GRANTING 30 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendants, except Defendants who have not been served, to file an answer by August 31, 2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 8/3/2017. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 08/03/2017)
2017-08-0333ORDER GRANTING 31 Motion for Order: The Court DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to complete, on Plaintiffs behalf, a summons and form USM-285 for service of process on the BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES and to issue completed summonses. The Clerk shall provide the United States Marshal all necessary materials and copies for service. The United States Marshal SHALL, within 90 days of the date of this order, serve Defendants BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES pursuant to Rule 4(i)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by sending a copy of the summons and amended complaint to the agency by registered or certified mail. In addition, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(i)(1), the United States Marshal SHALL (1) personally deliver to or send by registered or certified mail addressed to the civil-process clerk at the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois a copy of the summons and the complaint; and (2) send by registered or certified mail to the Attorney General of the United States at Washington, D.C., a copy of the summons and the complaint. All costs of service shall be advanced by the United States. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 8/3/2017. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 08/03/2017)
2017-08-0434Summons Issued as to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. (tkm) (Entered: 08/04/2017)
2017-08-2435SUMMONS Returned Executed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives served on 8/18/2017, answer due 10/17/2017. (tkm) (Entered: 08/24/2017)
2017-08-2836Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 25 Amended Complaint by All Defendants. (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 08/28/2017)
2017-09-0137ORDER GRANTING 36 Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 25 Amended Complaint filed by Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives answer due 10/2/2017; Department of Justice answer due 10/2/2017; Federal Bureau of Investigation answer due 10/2/2017; Federal Bureau of Prisons answer due 10/2/2017; United States Marshals Service answer due 10/2/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 9/1/2017. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 09/01/2017)
2017-10-0238MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by Department of Justice. Responses due by 11/6/2017 (Attachments: # 1 ATF Response, # 2 BOP Response)(Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 10/02/2017)
2017-10-0239NOTICE by Department of Justice (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 10/02/2017)
2017-10-0240ANSWER to 25 Amended Complaint by Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Marshals Service.(Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 10/02/2017)
2017-10-2341MOTION to Strike Defendants' Second and Third Defenses from 40 Answer to Amended Complaint Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 12 (f)(2) by William A White. (tjk) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-10-2342MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment on the US Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation Claims and Reply by William A White. Responses due by 11/27/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(tjk) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-10-2343MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment and Response by William A White. Responses due by 11/27/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(tjk) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-10-2644RESPONSE to 41 Motion to Strike Defendant's Second and Third Defenses from Doc. 40 filed by Department of Justice. (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-11-0945REPLY to Response to Motion re 41 MOTION to Strike 40 Answer to Amended Complaint filed by William A White. (tkm) (Entered: 11/09/2017)
2017-11-1646MOTION to Sanction Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Prisons and their Counsel by William A White. (jsm2) (Entered: 11/16/2017)
2017-11-2747RESPONSE to 42 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service. (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 11/27/2017)
2017-11-2748RESPONSE to 43 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 11/27/2017)
2017-11-2749RESPONSE to 46 Motion for Sanctions filed by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 11/27/2017)
2017-11-2750MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment as to Certain Claims Related to Freedom of Information Act Requests Directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Responses due by 1/2/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of David M. Hardy)(Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 11/27/2017)
2017-11-2751NOTICE by Department of Justice re 50 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment as to Certain Claims Related to Freedom of Information Act Requests Directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 11/27/2017)
2017-12-0652REPLY to Response to Motion re 43 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment, 42 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by William A White. (tkm) (Entered: 12/07/2017)
2017-12-0653REPLY to Response to Motion re 46 MOTION for Sanctions filed by William A White. (tkm) (Entered: 12/07/2017)
2017-12-1454RESPONSE to Motion re 50 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment as to Certain Claims Related to Freedom of Information Act Requests Directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation filed by William A White. (jsm2) (Entered: 12/14/2017)
2017-12-2055MEMORANDUM AND ORDER, denying 41 MOTION to Strike 40 Answer to Amended Complaint filed by William A White. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 12/20/2017. (jdh) (Entered: 12/20/2017)
2018-01-1656STRICKEN PER ORDER AT DOC. 58- RESPONSE to 55 Memorandum & Opinion, Terminate Motions filed by William A White. (jsm2) Modified on 1/17/2018 (jdh). (Entered: 01/16/2018)
2018-01-1657NOTICE of Amended Litigation History Disclosure by William A White (tkm) (Entered: 01/16/2018)
2018-01-1758NOTICE STRIKING ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS striking 56 Response filed by William A White. Duplicate document filed at doc.57. (jdh)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 01/17/2018)
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