Incident reports Re jail fatality are disclosable under OPRA

Upholding a lower court, an Appellate Court ruled on 6/4/2018 that incident reports relating to a Union County jail inmate’s death are disclosable, subject to appropriate redactions for personal identifiers. The Court rejected the argument that an incident report is Continue Reading →

CASE SUMMARY: Digital First Media v. Township of Readington, et al.

Case Name: Digital First Media v. Township of Readington, et al Docket Number: HNT-L-427-16 County: Hunterdon Filing Date: September 30, 2016 Presiding Judge: Yolanda Ciccone Status: Disclosure stayed pending appeal   Overview: The court ruled that Readington Township must provide Continue Reading →

Lawsuit seeks settlement docs/terms prior to formal signing of agreement

Settlement agreements involving governmental agencies or officials are public records.  However, public agencies often balk at releasing these records or disclose only the final signed agreement at best. Settlements often involve large sums of public money, whether paid by a Continue Reading →

Lawsuit seeks Princeton Borough’s policing agreement with University

Planet Princeton’s editor has taken Princeton Borough to court to obtain its policing agreement with Princeton University. The OPRA request for records was denied under a security exemption. NJFOG’s president, whom the article states handled a similar case involving Rutgers Continue Reading →