Company sues Robins over open records request

wcrenshaw@macon.comJune 18, 2014 

WARNER ROBINS -- A military contractor has filed a federal lawsuit against Robins Air Force Base over an open records request.

Advanced Testing Technologies filed the lawsuit June 13, claiming the base has not sufficiently responded to an open records request made by the company. The request is tied to a lawsuit Advance Testing Technologies filed last year against another company, M&T Co. and its parent company, Pennsylvania-based CDI Corp., asking for more than $3 million.

That lawsuit was related to an allegation that a former Advanced Testing Technologies employee, Robert Buckley, used the company’s protected trade secrets while working for M&T Co. at Robins.

The open records request, first filed in 2010, sought documents related to Buckley’s activities on base, including emails, reports and others documents related to his visits to the base. Two other requests were filed in 2012 and 2013.

According to the lawsuit filed against Robins last week, base officials have failed to produce the records requested or explain why the records are exempt from production. It adds, however, that the base later said the records were missing. The lawsuit asks the court to order Robins to produce the documents and pay legal costs.

To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.

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