VTDigger has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against the state for Jay Peak Resort records after the Vermont Attorney General’s office released documents and provided information about why a third of the material was redacted.
The news organization filed the lawsuit last fall after the state denied its request for communications between the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center over a seven day period at the end of August.
The regional center oversaw the massive redevelopment at Jay Peak that has led to federal and state lawsuits against the developers and claims they defrauded foreign investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Timothy Cornell of the Boston firm Cornell Dolan PC, representing VTDigger and its parent organization, the Vermont Journalism Trust, said Wednesday the parties submitted a “stipulation of dismissal” this week in Washington County Superior Court.
The dismissal of the public records lawsuit follows the recent filing by the state of a Vaughn Index, or general description of redacted information.
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