NJ Supreme Court fails to close door on “first strike” suits by public agencies. Legislature must step up.

The Editors of the New Jersey Law Journal have written an excellent commentary piece on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s 8/3/2017 decision in the case of Jeff Carter v. NJ State Firemen’s Association (NJSFA) (A-68-15). Below is NJFOG’s short summary Continue Reading →

Middlesex County Court rules only a records requestor can sue under OPRA

This case is one of at least five such lawsuits initiated by public agencies that are currently being litigated.  The five cases are summarized in this post. UPDATE (12/18/2015):  For NJ Appellate Court ruling, see http://njfog.org/2015/12/18/2707/. —– This May, NJFOG shared Continue Reading →

NJPA court brief challenges a public agency’s right to sue under OPRA

UPDATE (12/18/2015):  For NJ Appellate Court ruling, see http://njfog.org/2015/12/18/2707/. — The New Jersey Press Association (NJPA) has filed an amicus brief challenging a records custodian’s ability to file a declaratory judgment lawsuit in response to an Open Public Records Act Continue Reading →