Mo request to University of Michigan 12/12/2020

Motonari Matsuda filed this request with the University of Michigan of Michigan .
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1132-20

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From: Motonari Matsuda


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. All policy documents and manuals related to the use of Briefcam
2. All purchasing, procurement, and bidding documents related to Briefcam
3. All agreements or MOUs and attachments related to Briefcam

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Motonari Matsuda

From: University of Michigan

I am writing in regard to your Freedom of Information Act request dated December 13, 2020, which was received on December 14, 2020.

Due to the large number of requests currently being processed by this office, it will not be possible to respond to your request within the five-day period accorded by the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. However, under Section 5 (2) (d) of the Act, the University is permitted to extend the deadline for not more than 10 business days beyond the initial due date.

The University will respond to your request on or before January 14, 2021.

Thank you,

Carolyn

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Carolyn Umbricht
Freedom of Information Act Office | University of Michigan

2025 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

(fax) 734.763.1399 | caumbric@umich.edu

From: University of Michigan

Dear Motonari Matsuda,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request below
dated December 13, 2020, which was received on December 14, 2020.

You requested:

1. All policy documents and manuals related to the use of Briefcam
2. All purchasing, procurement, and bidding documents related to Briefcam
3. All agreements or MOUs and attachments related to Briefcam

Your request is denied because there are no responsive records.

Please note that within 180 days from the date of this letter, you have the
right to appeal the denial of information to the President of the
University or seek judicial review in the court of claims to try to compel
disclosure. If you elect to appeal and the President upholds the denial,
you may still seek judicial review within the 180-day period.

An appeal to the President must be submitted in writing to: President’s
Office, c/o Liz Barry, The University of Michigan, 2080 Fleming
Administration Building, 503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340 (or
by email to: presoff@umich.edu). The statement must (1) identify the
request and the final determination by the FOIA officer that is being
appealed, (2) specifically state the word “appeal,” and (3) identify the
reason or reasons why the final determination should be reversed.

If you seek judicial review in the Michigan court of claims and prevail,
you will be awarded reasonable attorney's fees, costs and disbursements
incurred in maintaining the action. If you prevail in part, you may still
be awarded complete or partial reimbursement for those expenses. In
addition to actual and compensatory damages, you will be awarded punitive
damages in the amount of $1,000.00 if the court finds that the University
was arbitrary and capricious in its denial.

A copy of Section 10 of the Michigan FOIA is available for your reference
and review online at http://foia.vpcomm.umich.edu/foia-right-to-appeal/.

Sincerely,
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Shannon Hill
FOIA Coordinator
Freedom of Information Act Office | University of Michigan
hillsr@umich.edu | http://foia.vpcomm.umich.edu

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