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N.J. Supreme Court Rules that OPRA Requires Disclosure of Settlement Agreements with Public Employees

By: Becky Batista, Law Clerk Editor: Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq. On March 7, 2022, the New Jersey Supreme Court reversed a decision by the Appellate Division in Libertarians and Transparent Government v. Cumberland County and determined that a settlement agreement between a former corrections officer and his employer, Defendant Cumberland County (“County”) is subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”). Plaintiff sought a settlement agreement wherein the former County corrections officer admitted to “improper fraternization” with two female inmates and bringing contraband into the jail. Plaintiff requested this agreement and specific information about the officer’s separation of […]


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