Coombs et al. v. County of Monmouth
Legal Counsel: Walter Luers, Esq.
Docket No.: MON-L-003195-18
Statutory provision at issue: N.J.S.A. 47:1A-6(g.)
Can the Monmouth County, NJ government deny OPRA requests solely on the basis that they will be automatically published online?
The Monmouth County Superior Court, Assignment Judge Lisa P. Thornton ruled that the county violated the Open Public Records Act by denying requests.
Monmouth County was ordered to respond to records requests via OPRAmachine, ending the denials that took place from 2018-19 under the new policy.