NJFOG takes West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education to court

NJFOG v. West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education, filed 3/17/17, is the latest effort by NJFOG to increase OPMA/OPRA compliance. The suit follows others in Mercer County against the Trenton Board of Ed. in 2015 and the Lawrence Township Council & Continue Reading →

CASE SUMMARY: NJFOG v. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional Board of Education et al.

Case Name:  NJFOG v. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional Board of Education et al. Docket Number:  MER-L-000562-17 County / Vicinage:  Mercer Filing Date:  March 17, 2017 Judge:  Jacobson, Mary C. Status:  Closed, disposed 11/08/2017   Overview: This case is an OPRA/OPMA lawsuit Continue Reading →

Mercer Judge rules for release and un-redaction of emails related to event planning

The Record received 90 heavily redacted pages from the governor’s office in response to a lawsuit seeking emails pertaining to planning for the Harrison PATH ceremony held 3 days after the Bridgegate scandal broke. Mercer County Judge Mary C. Jacobson Continue Reading →

Trenton ordered to disclose “internal” memo Re its social media policy

While more and more public agencies have harnessed the power of Facebook and other social media sites to get their message out, it is not without meeting some administrative challenges.  Questions often arise as to whether all users should be Continue Reading →

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:  closed   Overview: The complaint alleges multiple violations of the OPMA and Continue Reading →

CASE SUMMARY: Richard Lord v. City of Trenton

Case Name:  Richard Lord v. City of Trenton, et al Docket Number:  MER-L-1582-16 County / Vicinage:  Mercer Filing Date:  August 8, 2016 Judge:  Jacobson, Mary C. Status:  Closed   (As of 11/7/16, the plaintiff’s attorney’s fee application is the only Continue Reading →