CASE SUMMARY: NJFOG v. Summit Housing Authority

 

Case Name:  NJFOG v. Summit Housing Authority
Docket Number:  UNN-L-1927-15
County / Vicinage:  Union
Filing Date:  May 29, 2015
Presiding Judge:   Hely, James
Status:  closed

 

Overview:

The complaint alleges multiple violations of the OPMA and OPRA. Meetings Act counts include the agency’s failure to keep minutes for its non-public board meetings (executive or closed sessions) and its use of overly vague closed session resolutions and motions. The Judge ruled on July 13, 2015 that the agency failed to properly reply to a request for closed session minutes by limiting its search to the tenure of its current director, during whose term minutes were not kept for closed session meetings, the agency admits. With regard to OPMA counts, Judge Hely chose not to rule.

 

Case Documents:

Here are the case documents with the most recent listed first:

NJFOG v. Summit Housing Authority – NJFOG reply brief (OPMA)
http://njfog.org/files/2015/08/NJFOG-v.-Summit-HA-NJFOG-reply-brief.pdf

NJFOG v. Summit Housing Authority – Summit HA letter in follow-up to opposition brief (OPMA)
http://njfog.org/files/2015/08/NJFOG-v.-Summit-HA-letter-in-follow-up-to-opposition-brief.pdf

NJFOG v. Summit Housing Authority – Summit HA opposition brief to motion for summary judgment (OPMA)
http://njfog.org/files/2015/08/NJFOG-v.-Summit-HA-Brief-in-opposition-to-motion-for-summary-judgment.pdf

NJFOG v. Summit Housing Authority – NJFOG Motion for Summary Judgment (OPMA)
http://njfog.org/files/2015/07/NJFOG-v-Summit-Housing-Authority-Motion-for-Summary-Judgment-OPMA.pdf

NJFOG v. Summit Housing Authority – OPINION OF JUDGE HELY 7.13.15 (OPRA)
http://njfog.org/files/2015/07/OPINION-OF-JUDGE-HELY-7.13.15-NJFOG-v.-Summit-Housing-Authority.pdf

NJFOG v. Summit Housing Authority – NJFOG Response (OPRA)
http://njfog.org/files/2015/07/NJFOG-v-Summit-Housing-Authority-NJFOG-Response.pdf

NJFOG v. Summit Housing Authority – Summit HA Answer (OPRA)
http://njfog.org/files/2015/07/NJFOG-v-Summit-Housing-Authority-Summit-HA-Answer.pdf

NJFOG v. Summit Housing Authority FILED VERIFIED COMPLAINT (OPRA and OPMA)
http://njfog.org/files/2015/07/NJFOG-v-Summit-Housing-Authority-FILED-VERIFIED-COMPLAINT.pdf

 

Press Release(s):

Summit Housing Authority sued for public meeting and records violations
http://njfog.org/2015/07/09/summit-housing-authority-sued-for-public-meeting-and-records-violations/

Court finds that Summit Housing Authority violated OPRA
http://njfog.org/2015/07/16/court-finds-that-summit-housing-authority-violated-opra/

Court to review Housing Authority’s OPMA violations
http://njfog.org/2015/07/27/court-to-review-housing-authoritys-opma-violations/

 

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