Unpublished trial court OPRA opinion.

Unpublished opinions” are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals. Unless somebody puts them on-line and calls attention to them, they are likely not to be located by people who may want to search for them. I think that it’s important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

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John Paff v. Township of Neptune
Monmouth County, Docket No. MON-L-621-15
Hon. Lisa P. Thornton, A.J.S.C.
January 26, 2016 (Order was issued on February 18, 2016)
Click here for the court’s decision.

Summary:  OPRA requires disclosure of police dash cam video that captured a man who allegedly resisted arrest and obstructed justice.  Township to pay plaintiff’s attorney fees and costs. Earlier blog post on this lawsuit is here.