PSWH OPRA Win: Request for Town’s Legal Records Need Not Specify Case Names
A New Jersey appeals court has ordered the Township of Jackson to turn over attorney invoices and settlement agreements after finding that requests for those items were sufficiently clear and not overly broad.
The Township of Jackson denied two Open Public Records Act requests from area resident Steven Wronko for all attorney invoices from 2015 and all litigation settlement agreements from 2010 to 2015, citing his failure to seek documents from any specific case or matter. Wronko filed an OPRA suit in Superior Court, and Ocean County Assignment Judge Marlene Lynch Ford agreed with the township, dismissing the complaint.
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