CASE SUMMARY: NJFOG v. Lawrence Township Board of Education

 

Case Name:  NJFOG v. Lawrence Township Board of Education
Docket Number:  MER-L-1831-16
County / Vicinage:  Mercer
Filing Date:  September 12, 2016
Presiding Judge:   Jacobson, Mary C.
Status:  open

 

Overview:

The complaint alleges multiple violations of the OPMA and OPRA.

 

Case Documents:

Complaint, Brief, Order to Show Cause – NJFOG v. Lawrence Twp BOE:
http://njfog.org/files/2016/10/NJFOG-v-Lawrence-Twp-BOE-complaint-exhs-brief-and-Order-10-3-2016.pdf

Minutes comparison – redacted vs. unredacted – Lawrence Twp BOE:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zIy-MpCRoNTFQUDVaUkU0Yk0/view?usp=sharing

20161130 Order resolving OPRA counts – NJFOG v. Lawrence Twp BOE :
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zIy-MpCRoTE5OQlZKb1hnSXM/view?usp=sharing

20170228 NJFOG’s Motion for Summary Judgment – NJFOG v. Lawrence Twp BOE :
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zIy-MpCRoVnhrTDBZTlRDWGc/view?usp=sharing

20170405 Defendant’s Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment – NJFOG v. Lawrence Twp BOE :
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zIy-MpCRodllnM2czbWx0YWc/view?usp=sharing

20170408 NJFOG’s Reply to Opposition – NJFOG v. Lawrence BOE
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zIy-MpCRoa0x3eDRMTEFHS0U/view?usp=sharing

 

Press Release(s):

Lawrence Twp. Council and Board of Ed. charged with OPMA and OPRA violations
http://njfog.org/2016/10/05/lawrence-twp-council-board-ed-charged-opma-opra-violations/

 

Articles / Posts:

Lawrence School Board over-redacted its closed meeting minutes (includes link to the minutes comparison under the documents section above)
http://njfog.org/2016/11/17/lawrence-school-board-redacted-closed-meeting-minutes/

 

Judge dings Lawrence school board for violating sunshine laws
http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20161130/judge-dings-lawrence-school-board-for-violating-sunshine-laws