Independent Auditor

Dear Town of Morristown,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

I would like a copy of all Settlement Agreements and Notices of Tort/Summons/Complaints from Jan 1, 2010 to Present

Yours faithfully,

Independent Auditor

Margot Kaye, Town of Morristown

Good morning - I am in receipt of your OPRA request dated November 24, 2020 (our file no. 20-854) and ask that you kindly clarify what type of settlement agreements you are seeking. Thank you.

Warm regards,

Margot
Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk
Town of Morristown
200 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 292-6636
[email address]

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Independent Auditor

Dear Margot Kaye,

To clarify, I seek:

> all litigation related settlement agreements

Yours sincerely,

Independent Auditor

Margot Kaye, Town of Morristown

Thank you! I figured you didn't want tax settlements and the like.

Warm regards,

Margot
Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk
Town of Morristown
200 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 292-6636
[email address]

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Margot Kaye, Town of Morristown

Good morning – I have begun to pull documents responsive to your request
and see that there are upwards of 500 documents that may be responsive. 
Are you able to narrow your request in terms of what specifically you are
seeking or perhaps the timeframe?  Thank you!

 

Warm regards,

 

Margot

Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk

Town of Morristown

200 South Street

Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 292-6636

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Independent Auditor

Dear Margot Kaye,

Since there was no disputing what you figured (non tax related) and considering you’ve begun pulling responsive documents, I have no objection to receiving such in piecemeal for example starting from 2010 through 2015 immediately as soon as possible and then 2016 to present in the following 7-10 days. In fact it would be extremely helpful to do so also considering this request is now being delayed. By law, Town of Morristown should have provided responsive documents by December 14, 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Independent Auditor

Margot Kaye, Town of Morristown

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Good afternoon -

 

I am in receipt of your OPRA request dated November 24, 2020 (our file no.
20-854).  In your request, you seek the following:

 

“…all settlement agreements and notices of tort/summons/complaints from
Jan 1, 2010 to the present”.

 

I have reviewed my electronic file for 2020 and have attached the
responsive documentation with all personal information redacted.

 

It took approximately 4.5 hours to review and redact twenty-three (23)
files consisting of 294 pages.  For the remaining ten (10) years
requested, I estimate a special service charge of $1,025.55.  For the
years 2010-2018, there will also be an additional charge of $.05/page for
those hard-copy records that must be duplicated prior to redaction.

 

Please advise whether you consent to the above fees.  If so, be advised
that a deposit will be required along with additional time to satisfy the
request.

 

Warm regards,

 

Margot

Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk

Town of Morristown

200 South Street

Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 292-6636

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Independent Auditor

Dear Margot Kaye,

To avoid any special service charges, I no longer seek copies of notices of torte. At this time I’d like to amend my original request for records to include only litigation related settlement agreements, summons and complaints. As such publicly-filed court records are ordinarily not subject to redactions under OPRA.

Yours sincerely,

Independent Auditor

Margot Kaye, Town of Morristown

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Good afternoon - I have attached the summonses and complaints for 2019. Happy New Year!

Warm regards,

Margot
Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk
Town of Morristown
200 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 292-6636
[email address]

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Margot Kaye, Town of Morristown

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Good afternoon - I have attached a settlement resolution that may not have been included in my December 30, 2020 2019 response.

Warm regards,

Margot
Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk
Town of Morristown
200 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 292-6636
[email address]

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Independent Auditor

Dear Margot Kaye,

Am I missing settlement agreements?

Yours sincerely,

Independent Auditor

Margot Kaye, Town of Morristown

Good morning - settlements agreements are negotiated by the insurance carrier; accordingly, those records are not generated, filed or maintained by this office.

Warm regards,

Margot
Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk
Town of Morristown
200 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 292-6636
[email address]

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Margot Kaye, Town of Morristown

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Partial response:  I have attached the summons filed in 2018.

 

Warm regards,

 

Margot

Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk

Town of Morristown

200 South Street

Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 292-6636

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2017

 

Warm regards,

 

Margot

Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk

Town of Morristown

200 South Street

Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 292-6636

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2016

 

Warm regards,

 

Margot

Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk

Town of Morristown

200 South Street

Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 292-6636

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7 Attachments

2010

 

Warm regards,

 

Margot

Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk

Town of Morristown

200 South Street

Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 292-6636

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2011-2012

 

Warm regards,

 

Margot

Margot G. Kaye, Town Clerk

Town of Morristown

200 South Street

Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 292-6636

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