Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Unpublished trial court OPRA opinion.

Unpublished opinions" are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it's important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

Edward F. Correa v. City of Jersey City
Hudson County, Docket No. HUD-L-3903-15
Hon. Joseph A. Turula, J.S.C.
February 11, 2016
Click here for the court's decision.

Summary:  Spreadsheet or text file from City's "E-Ticket" system (a database of traffic summonses) is available at no cost under both OPRA and the common law right of access.  City to pay plaintiff's attorney fees and costs
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