April 21, 2016
Re: Galloway Twp. Wins OPRA Case
You may want to review the memo prepared by League Associate Counsel Ed Purcell, which details the importance of Galloway Twp. winning its OPRA case at the Appellate level. Please click here to download the memo.
This decision confirms municipalities are not required to create new records that do not exist at the time of an OPRA request; even if the information requested is stored electronically in other government records. Please click here to download the decision, Paff v. Galloway Twp.
Please share this important Appellate Court ruling with your municipal attorney and records custodian.
Our thanks go out to Carl Woodward, III, Esq. who prepared the League’s and the Institute of Local Government Attorneys’ joint amicus brief in this case.
Michael Darcy, CAE