Wednesday, June 8, 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Unpublished trial court OPRA opinion.

Unpublished opinions" are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it's important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

The Innisfree Foundation v. Cherry Hill Board of Education, et al.
Camden County, Docket No. CAM-L-3902-15
Hon. Deborah Silverman Katz, A.J.S.C.
February 9, 2016
Click here for the court's decision.

Summary:  School board violated OPRA by totally suppressing settlements of special education lawsuits.  Rather than complete suppression, the school board was under a duty to redact students' personal identifying information from those settlements. School board to pay plaintiff's attorney fees and costs.

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