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Case No. 17-1961

Mark Leonard Milligan
Ottumwa Police Department and City of Otumwa, Iowa

Defendants appeal from a writ of mandamus issued by the district court ordering them to comply with a public records request by plaintiff seeking information about violations detected by defendants’ automated traffic enforcement system and a subsequent order awarding plaintiff costs and attorney fees. Defendants contend the court: (1) erred in ordering production of records that are confidential under the Federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2721 and following sections, and Iowa Code section 321.11, and (2 abused its discretion in awarding an unreasonable and excessive amount of attorney fees and costs under Iowa Code section 22.10(3)(c).

Trial Court Case No.:


Mark Leonard Milligan


Ottumwa Police Department and City of Otumwa, Iowa

Attorney for the Appellee

Steven Gardner

Attorneys for the Appellant

David E. Schrock
Skylar J. Limkemann

Supreme Court

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Sep 19, 2019 1:30 PM Iowa Supreme Court


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