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Case TitleWilliams v. US Department of Justice
DistrictDistrict of Utah
CityCentral
Case Number2:2017cv00699
Date Filed2017-06-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Paul M. Warner
PlaintiffDennis O. Williams
Case DescriptionDennis Williams, a retired FBI agent, submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records. The first request concerned records pertaining to Williams being designated a whistleblower by the Office of Professional Responsibility. The second FOIA request concerned records pertaining to the decision to prosecute Thomas Pickard. In response to the first request, the agency disclosed 724 pages and withheld 519 pages. Williams filed an administrative appeal of that decision, which was denied. In response to the second FOIA request, the agency issued a Glomar response refusing to confirm or deny the existence of records. Williams filed an administrative appeal of that decision as well, which was also denied. He then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUS Department of Justice
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2017-06-271Case has been indexed and assigned to Magistrate Judge Paul M. Warner. Plaintiff Dennis O. Williams is directed to E-File the Complaint and cover sheet (found under Complaints and Other Initiating Documents) and pay the filing fee of $ 400.00 by the end of the business day. NOTE: The court will not have jurisdiction until the opening document is electronically filed and the filing fee paid in the CM/ECF system. Civil Summons may be issued electronically. Prepare the summons using the courts PDF version and email it to utdecf_clerk@utd.uscourts.gov for issuance (alt) (Entered: 06/27/2017)
2017-06-272COMPLAINT against US Department of Justice (Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 1088-2785886) filed by Dennis O. Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1 - Whistle Blower FOIA, # 3 Exhibit 2 - DOJ Response to Whistle Blower FOIA, # 4 Exhibit 3 - OIP Denial of Whistle Blower FOIA Appeal, # 5 Exhibit 4 - Phoenix Memo, # 6 Exhibit 5 - Pickard FOIA, # 7 Exhibit 6 - DOJ Response to Pickard FOIA, # 8 Exhibit 7 - OIP Denial of Pickard FOIA) Assigned to Magistrate Judge Paul M. Warner (Trentadue, Jesse) (Entered: 06/27/2017)
2017-07-133**RESTRICTED DOCUMENT** Summons Issued Electronically as to US Department of Justice. Instructions to Counsel: 1. Click on the document number. 2. If you are prompted for an ECF login, enter your 'Attorney' login to CM/ECF. 3. Print the issued summons for service. (lan) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-134**RESTRICTED DOCUMENT** Summons Issued Electronically as to US Attorney General. Instructions to Counsel: 1. Click on the document number. 2. If you are prompted for an ECF login, enter your 'Attorney' login to CM/ECF. 3. Print the issued summons for service. (lan) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
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