Agency Settlements (Los Angeles City Attorney's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office of Los Angeles, CA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records:

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Los Angeles City Attorney's Office

Dear Mr. Lipton,

I am confident that the City Attorney's Office did not receive the request,
below, from you in November 2017.
In any event, your request is vastly over-broad and unfocused and would
generate an enormous volume of documents, all of which would have to be
reviewed and, as appropriate, redacted. This would result in a significant
use of public resources. To continue forward, with such a broad search,
would be unduly burdensome and not beneficial to the public. As a result,
this Office asserts the exemption under Government Code section 6255 with
respect to your request as it is currently drafted. Please consider
limiting your request to a specific subject matter so that we may be able
to better respond.

-Strefan Fauble

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Strefan Fauble
Deputy City Attorney III

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