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Here is a list of major FOIA court decisions and their effect on the New Jersey Open Public Records Act.
(The cases are listed alphabetically. To order them by year please click the icon to the right of the Year heading)


" Year Precedent
Asbury Park Press v. New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation 2005
Asbury Park Press v. Ocean County Prosecutor's Office 2004
Asbury Park Press v. Township of Neptune Sewerage Authority 2005
Burnett (Cimino) v. Gloucester County 2010
Fair Share Housing Center v. New Jersey League of Municipalities 2010 This page is a stub.
Gannett New Jersey Partners v. County of Middlesex 2005
Gench v. Hunterdon County 2010
Monmouth County v. Asbury Park Press 2010
Nero v. Hyland 1978
Polillo v. Deane 1977
Times of Trenton v. Lafayette Yard CDC 2005 This case established a number of important precedents:
  1. The definitions of public agency and public body within the open records and open meetings acts respectively need to be considered separately, though the case alluded to their high degree of compatibility and correlation.
  2. This case established that high degrees of control of a private corporation by a public body can be construed as the public body permitting the creation of the private corporation which would qualify that private corporation as a public agency subject to the OPRA.

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