July 19, 2004
DOL answer to Hull Complaint

   

Nelson Phelps, President
ASSOCIATION OF U S WEST RETIREES
AUSWR Board Members
General members

    I have attached hereto in Adobe PDF file format a copy of the Answer filed on July 15 by the Department of Labor (DOL) through the United States Attorney office in Denver.  There is nothing unusual about this general denial Answer.

    The issues concern Mimi Hull's right to see the papers the DOL has received from Qwest about the Qwest Pension Plan and whether the DOL has the right to refuse to tell us anything about the "pending investigation."  Most likely, Judge Babcock will conduct an "in camera" review of the contested documents and, then, decide whether the DOL's position under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is justified.

    Eventually, Chief Judge Babcock will schedule this FOIA case for a public hearing.  He has not assigned the case to a Magistrate Judge, meaning he will personally handle this case.  I will keep AUSWR updated, but, there is nothing scheduled and nothing else to report about the case at this time.

    Curtis
CurtisLKennedy@aol.com
303-770-0440


 

DOL's Answer to Complaint - (7 pages)