The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) filed a lawsuit (Docket No. MER-L-11-15) against the Trenton Board of Education earlier this year. The suit involves multiple violations of the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). NJFOG previously announced that OPRA counts were decided in our favor, with a hearing on OPMA counts scheduled on June 29, 2015.
NJFOG wishes to announce that it has won its Open Public Meetings Act case against the Trenton School Board. Mercer County Judge Mary C. Jacobson signed the Order today, June 30, 2015. NJFOG has obtained two injunctions against the Board. Judge Jacobson’s June 30 Order is available HERE. The case pleadings, including the motion for summary judgment and opposition, are available HERE.
This case is one of a growing number of lawsuits brought by NJFOG for the public’s benefit in order to give teeth and clarity to the OPMA and OPRA laws and to increase compliance by public agencies statewide.