Department of Corrections lawsuits/settlements (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of North Carolina.
Tracking # 23211-91103414
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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:

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Acree, Keith

Ms. Lipton -

Your recent request for information (attached) concerning litigation for the former NC Department of Correction (now the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice- NC Department of Public Safety) should be directed to the NC Attorney General's office. That office handles litigation matters for this agency. I am copying PIO Noelle Talley from the Attorney General's office on this email.

Keith Acree
Communications Office
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
919-733-5027
keith.acree@ncdps.gov

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Email correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized state official.

From: Winstead, Mary Scott

Ms. Lipton,

Hope you are well. I am writing to confirm that the North Carolina Attorney General's office received your attached public records request forwarded from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. We are seeking clarification from you on the time period for which you are seeking documents. Your request provides an end date (through 2015) but not a start date.

Thank you,

Mary Scott Winstead
Attorney General Roy Cooper
N.C. Department of Justice
(919) 716-0043
mwinstead@ncdoj.gov<mailto:mwinstead@ncdoj.gov>

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Winstead,

Thanks so much for your message. I would be interested in all available logs/databases detailing such information for as far back as it is kept. I have told other departments that I'm interested in materials as far back as 1970, though I understand that this could be difficult. I'd appreciate any feedback you have.

Thank you,
Beryl

From: Department of Corrections

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Corrections

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Winstead,

I'd like to follow up and see whether further clarification or limitation is necessary.

Thanks so much,
Beryl

From: Winstead, Mary Scott

Beryl,

Thanks for following up. Documents responsive to your attached request were mailed today.
Best,

Mary Scott Winstead
Assistant Public Information Officer
Attorney General Roy Cooper
N.C. Department of Justice
mwinstead@ncdoj.gov<mailto:mwinstead@ncdoj.gov>

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Winstead,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Best,
Beryl

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