Friday, October 2, 2015

Unpublished trial court OPRA opinion.

"Unpublished opinions" are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it's important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

Christine Rampolla v. Hatikvah International Academy
Middlesex County, Docket No. MID-L-4441-13
Hon. Travis L. Francis, A.J.S.C.
September 16, 2015
Click here for the court's decision.

Summary:  1. The Advisory, consultative and deliberative (ACD) privilege only applies to the formulation of policy, not its execution or to administrative tasks; and 2. Documents that contain ACD and non-ACD material must be disclosed, with the ACD material redacted.  Ms. Rampolla declared prevailing party entitled to attorney fees and costs.


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