Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Unpublished trial court OPRA opinion.
Fran Brooks v. Township of Tabernacle, et al.
Burlington County, Docket No. BUR-L-43-15
Hon. Ronald E. Bookbinder, A.J.S.C.
June 21, 2016
Click here for the court's decision.
Summary: Requestor entitled under both the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and the common law right of access to financial information contained in documents submitted to Tabernacle Township by a property owner in support of his application for farmland assessment. Township to pay requestor's attorney fees and costs.
Note: Judge Bookbinder's opinion is labeled as "tentative." My understanding is that despite this label, the opinion was later accepted as "final" by the court.