Department of Corrections lawsuits/settlements (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Minnesota.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the lawsuits, grievances, or other mediated conflicts in which this agency was listed as a party. This should include all such lawsuits and otherwise in which this agency was listed either as a plaintiff or a defendant in all instances through the end of 2015. This should also include all such lawsuits, settlements, and otherwise in which was named a party any representative of this agency, any individual acting in some capacity on behalf of this agency, or any company, corporation, or contractor providing services on behalf of this agency. Please include all available segregable data, including but not limited to the parties involved, the nature of the complaint, the date on which proceedings began, the date on which the resolution was reached, the nature of the resolution, the amount used to settle the conflict, any records related to associated legal fees incurred as part of the conflict, etc. This should include requests for funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

Further clarification can be provided upon request.

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: Gerasch, Tracy (DOC)


This email is to acknowledge receipt of a data practices request you sent to the MN Department of Corrections Records Unit regarding litigation data. Your request was forwarded to me today for response. I will review your request and will be responding appropriately.




Minnesota Department of Corrections
Associate General Counsel, Policy and Legal Services<>

From: Gerasch, Tracy (DOC)

Enclosed please find a spreadsheet containing MN DOC litigation information from 2013 through the end of 2015. The spreadsheet provides you the date the proceedings began (date received), the parties involved (case name and list of defendants), the court/other file number associated with the litigation, the nature of the complaint (primary subject matter and whether filed as a federal or state administrative or federal or state court case by type), the date on which the resolution was reached (date closed), the nature of the resolution (order or blank in the case of settlements), the amount used to settle the conflict (amount paid). Litigation entries where amount paid is blank were resolved without payment awards.