Open Records Act Clarification: H.B. 1036 (2012)
Amends the Colorado Open Records Act to clarify that civil
Amends the Colorado Open Records Act to clarify that civil government investigatory files fall within the investigations exception, contrary to a ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals in Land Owners United LLC v. Waters, which held that such files are not protected from disclosure. Without exemption, personal information of consumer victims and propriety information of businesses could be subject to an open records request. Does allow for a public interest exemption.
ATRA reports neither candidate for West Virginia Attorney General has signed its transparency oath, writes Chris Dickerson for the West Virginia Record.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.
ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.