Department of Corrections lawsuits/settlements (Department of Corrections)
|Submitted||Jan. 1, 2016|
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From: Beryl Lipton
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
From: FOIA (VADOC)
Dear Mr. Lipton,
This office is in receipt of your request for information below. Specifically, you ask for: “Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the lawsuits, grievances, or other mediated conflicts in which this agency was listed as a party.” The Department does not maintain a document, report, list or database that is responsive to your request. Therefore, the requested record does not exist. Thank you for contacting the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Michele S. Howell
Legal Issues Coordinator
Department of Corrections
6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 887-8340 - phone
(804) 674-3509 - fax
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