Saturday, January 11, 2014

Unpublished trial court common law access opinion

"Unpublished opinions" are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals. Unless somebody puts them on-line and calls attention to them, they are likely not to be located by people who may want to search for them. I think that it's important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

Brewer v. Township of Middletown
Monmouth County, Docket No. MON-L-2848-13
Hon. Lawrence M. Lawson, A.J.S.C.
January 7, 2014
Click here for the opinion.

Summary:  Township, which provides self-insured group health plan to its employees, must, under common law right of access, disclose the names of employees who are enrolled, the type of coverage elected by each employee (i.e. single, family, etc.) and the annual cost of coverage for each type of election.

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