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Justices lay out guidelines for open-records lawsuits

The Star-Ledger

July 23, 2008

The New Jersey Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling, affirmed the law's 45 day window for people to sue when a government or agency refuses to turn over documents under New Jersey's Open Public Records Act. Peter Verniero stated: "The result of today's decision is a clear set of rules to govern future cases. Not everyone will like today's decision, but it does seem that the court was trying to achieve a balanced result....The court appears to be trying to foster open government while being fair to all sides in litigation."