Agency Settlements (Charlotte City Attorney)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Charlotte City Attorney of Charlotte, NC.
Multi Request Agency Settlements


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. ยงยง 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

Absolutely any and all logs, reports, spreadsheets, databases, or other materials detailing all settlements or similar dispute resolutions to which this agency, or any division thereof, was a party, including, but not limited to, all conciliatory agreements related to complaints or court or legal proceedings against any representative of or office of this agency. Please include all available segregable data, including the entities involved, the date on which the initial complaint or court action was brought, the nature of the charge or complaint, the nature of the dispute resolution (i.e. in-court, out-of-court, in-agency mediation, third-party, etc.), any financial agreements associated with the settlement, and the date on which the case was closed.

Please provide all available materials from January 1, 2010 through October 31, 2017.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl Lipton

From: Charlotte City Attorney

Ms. Lipton,

We have received your request, and we are working to compile the information. However, I was hoping to get some more information from you.

The City of Charlotte resolves hundreds of claims each year. Is there a specific claim type/department that that we could narrow this down to?

Please be aware that we may not be able to go back to January 2010. We follow a record retention schedule, and many of the older files are stored in locations offsite. We may no longer have physical copies for some claims.

Further, due to the number of claims records we will be required to sort through in order to get you all of the information, we will be unable to meet your November 16 deadline. We will get the information to you as soon as possible.

Please let me know if you are looking for something specific, or if there is anything else I can help you with.

Hannah Cook
Communications & Marketing Manager
City of Charlotte
Management & Financial Services
600 E. 4th Street | Charlotte, NC 28202
Office: 704-336-7153
Cell: 704-572-0548<>

From: Charlotte City Attorney

Beryl Lipton,

The below request has been forwarded to this office. Please allow 60 days for response.

Richard Fulton
Senior Assistant City Attorney

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your message. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at the MuckRock Office: 617-299-1832.

Best wishes,

From: Charlotte City Attorney

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Fulton,

Thank you so much for this. I'll be sure to follow up if I have any other questions.

Best wishes,