CASE SUMMARY: LFTG v. Willingboro Township

CASE SUMMARY:  LFTG v. Willingboro Township

 

Case Name: Libertarians for Transparent Government (LFTG) v. Willingboro Township and Sarah Wooding
Docket Number: BUR-L-1415-16
County: Burlington
Filing Date: July 1, 2016
Presiding Judge:  Bookbinder, Ronald E.
Status: Resolved except issue of attorney fees award.

 

Overview:

This case sought to determine whether a proposed release exchanged between a lawsuit’s parties is disclosable under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).

 

Case Documents:

Plaintiff’s OPRA request to Willingboro with statement explaining why prompt disclosure of settlement terms is important
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zIy-MpCRoc1piX0RycUIyTEk/view?usp=sharing

Order to show cause, Complaint, briefs filed by Plaintiff
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zIy-MpCRoVnIwRTh5T3RMblE/view?usp=sharing

Opposition Brief
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zIy-MpCRoV3E2YjBTUWc2UFk/view?usp=sharing

Reply Brief
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zIy-MpCRoMmN4eXl5NGIzWEk/view?usp=sharing

Court Opinion
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zIy-MpCRoQk1WMDhlc0dqRGM/view?usp=sharing

 

Press Release(s):

None

 

Related Posts:

Willingboro Township confidentially paid out $75,000 to settle woman’s police excessive force lawsuit.
http://njfog.org/2016/07/01/case-summary-lftg-v-willingboro-township/ 

Lawsuit seeks settlement docs/terms prior to formal signing of agreement
http://njfog.org/2016/09/28/lawsuit-seeks-settlement-docsterms-prior-formal-signing-agreement/

Judge rules that Willingboro violated OPRA by failing to disclose draft, unsigned lawsuit release.
http://njopengovt.blogspot.com/2017/02/judge-rules-that-willingboro-violated.html