Iowa sunshine lawsuits
Here is a list of major FOIA court decisions and their effect on the Iowa Open Records Law.
(The cases are listed alphabetically. To order them by year please click the icon below the Year heading)
|City of Dubuque v. Telegraph Herald Inc.||1980|
|City of Sioux City v. Greater Sioux City Press Club||1988|
|Des Moines Register & Tribune Co. v. Osmundson||1976|
|Dubuque v. Dubuque Racing Association, Ltd||1988||This case established that the mere inclusion of public officials on non-profit boards of directors did not result in that non-profit becoming subject to the Iowa Open Records Law.|
|Gannon and Nichols v. Iowa Board of Regents||2005||This case eliminated the requirement for malicious intent when applying the public records law to private corporations.|
|Howard v. Des Moines Register & Tribune Co.||1979|
|Iowa Civil Rights Commission v. City of Des Moines||1981|
|KMEG Television Inc. v. Iowa State Board of Regents||1989||This case established a number of important precedents:|
1.) That subcontracting bid records conducted by a private agency employed by a public body are not public records.
|Linder v. Eckard||1967|
|Northeast Council on Substance Abuse Inc. v. Iowa Dept. of Public Health, Div. of Substance Abuse||1994|