Mason vs Hoboken City Hall
In 2005 Beth Mason filed a lawsuit seeking information about municipal cell phone use records in Hoboken. She was inspired to file the lawsuit after reading a report showing that Hoboken spent at least $230,000 over a three-year span in cell phones bills, substantially more than what nearby Union City paid over the same period.
In August 2008, she and the city reached a settlement under which Mason would receive partial access to the records she requested and $10,000 in legal fees. Due to concerns about privacy, one of the portions of the cell phone records exempt from disclosure would be the actual phone numbers - only area codes would be provided.
- N.J. Supreme Court declines to extend deadline to sue for public documents NJ.com, July 22, 2008
- Supreme Court sides with Hoboken NJ.com, July 23, 2008
- "Sue" Mason NJ Politicker, July 23, 2008
- Beth Mason settles with City over cell phone lawsuit, NJ.com, August 22, 2008