Media companies begin appeal of N.J. public records ruling

UPDATE (9/10/2016):  See bottom of post. — The pivotal question of whether or not a public agency can respond to a request for records by neither confirming nor denying that they exist is before the NJ Appellate Division. -NJFOG NorthJersey.com Nov. Continue Reading →

Court orders release of pension fraud probe docs tied to Guadagno

Rare common law right of access case where portions of two documents regarding a pension fraud investigation may have to be disclosed. -NJFOG    By S.P. Sullivan NJ Advance Media for NJ.com November 12, 2015 (updated November 13, 2015) (Article here Continue Reading →

N.J. school district did not violate Sunshine Law, judge says

The Appellate Division on August 18 reversed a lower court ruling that required the Midland Park School Board to provide more documentation with its meeting agendas.  The upper court said the outdated OPMA law did not require it but called Continue Reading →

Court to review Housing Authority’s OPMA violations

UPDATE (8/20/2015) – The summary judgment hearing scheduled for 08/21/15 has been CANCELLED.  Judge Hely will decide the matter on the papers submitted. UPDATE (8/22/2015) – See bottom of this post for the list of case documents to date. UPDATE (9/9/2015) – The trial court ruled Continue Reading →

Court finds that Summit Housing Authority violated OPRA

UPDATE (8/22/2015) – See bottom of this post for the list of case documents to date. — Press Release July 16, 2015 For immediate release CONTACT: New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) http://njfog.org/contact/ Union County Superior Court Judge James Hely issued Continue Reading →

Appellate Court to rule on who can file an OPRA lawsuit

UPDATE (12/18/2015):  For NJ Appellate Court ruling, see http://njfog.org/2015/12/18/2707/. — What has come to be called “first strikes” or “pre-emptive strikes” by public agencies is a hot topic these days with a growing number of records requestors finding themselves as Continue Reading →