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WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — An individual is suing the United States Office of Special Counsel, claiming the agency violated the Freedom of Information Act when the plaintiff requested documents that were withheld from him by the defendant.

Lewis Van Fossen of Hawaii filed a complaint on June 14 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the United States Office of Special Counsel, alleging that the U.S. agency failed to disclose the requested records.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages as the result of being unable to access information and records he requested. The plaintiff holds the United States Office of Special Counsel responsible because the defendant allegedly denied the plaintiff access to review information and records pertaining to him.The plaintiff alleges invasion of privacy and violation of civil rights.

The plaintiff seeks permanent injunction, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Laura Dumais with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in Silver Spring, Maryland.

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia case number 1:16-cv-01106-RC

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