Rice notices need not be given to tenured school board employees

Under New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), a public agency may discuss taking adverse action against a public employee in a closed (executive) meeting unless the employee being discussed exercises his or her right to have the discussion conducted in public. In order for the employee to meaningfully exercise that right, the public agency Read More …

CASE SUMMARY: Ryan et. al. v. Town of Dover et. al.

Case Name: Ryan et. al. v. Town of Dover et. al. Docket Number: MRS-L-000089-19 County / Vicinage: Morris / Vicinage 10 (Morris/Sussex) Filing Date: January 11, 2019 Judge:  Stuart A. Minkowtiz, A.J.S.C. Status: Pending Overview: The lawsuit raises a combination of issues including some open government transparency issues regarding the timely publication of ordinances to be considered for adoption by Read More …

CASE SUMMARY: Schmidt v. Township of Rockaway et. al.

Case Name: Schmidt v. Rockaway Township et. al. Docket Number: MRS-L-002535-18 County / Vicinage: Morris / Vicinage 10 (Morris/Sussex) Filing Date: December 28, 2018 Amended Complaint Filing Date: December 28, 2018 Judge:  Stuart A. Minkowtiz, A.J.S.C. Status: Pending   *The hearing date for this matter is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on February 12, 2019 in front of Judge Minkowitz.  Directions to Read More …

CASE SUMMARY: Schmidt and Hollenbeck v. Rockaway Township

Case Name: Schmidt & Hollenbeck v. Rockaway Township Docket Number: MRS-C-131-18 County / Vicinage: Morris / Vicinage 10 (Morris/Sussex) Filing Date: December 7, 2018 Amended Complaint Filing Date: December 17, 2018 Judge:  Stuart A. Minkowitz, A.J.S.C. Status: Pending *The hearing date for this matter is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 19, 2019 in front of Judge Minkowitz.  Directions to the Read More …