Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Lane County Sheriff's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Lane County Sheriff's Office of Lane County, OR .
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

If clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Lane County Sheriff's Office

Greetings:

We are in receipt of your public records request dated 6/27/2020. You are asking for:

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation
The County’s response to your request is as follows:

Lane County is in possession of the records you have requested. The charge for these records is $233.50, calculated as follows:

Staff time (calculated by hourly rate; plus 2.5%)

If you wish to pay this estimate, please remit payment check to the following:
Lane County Public Records
Office of Lane County Counsel
125 E 8th Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Oregon public records law and the Lane Manual require the County to provide the public a right to inspect any record that is not otherwise protected, or to obtain copies of public documents not otherwise protected. The County is not obligated to create documents that do not exist, to provide documents that it is not the custodian of record for, to change the format the documents are saved in, to provide the documents in a more expensive format or format that the County doesn’t have the ability to provide the documents in, or to explain the documents.

It is the County’s policy to collect full-cost for any documents provided. This will include staff time researching whether or not the County is in possession of the related documents, copying of documents, and review of the public records by attorneys. The County will inform you of the estimated cost and will wait to receive confirmation from you (and/or payment) prior to incurring any costs associated with complying with this public records request.

If you have any questions regarding your public records request or this response, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Lane County Public Records

From: Lane County Sheriff's Office

Greetings:

We have not yet received payment for your requet. Once we receive payment, we can then proceeed processing in processing the documents you are requesting.

Thank you,

Lane County Public Records

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