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Appellate Panel hears argument in secret settlement agreement case

On February 10, 2009, attorney Walter Luers appeared before a three judge Appellate Division panel representing me in my Open Public Records Act case against Monmouth County. We are seeking reversal of Judge Jamie S. Perri’s February 14, 2008 ruling that the public is not entitled to see a settlement agreement between Monmouth County and a female employee who sued county officials for sexual harassment. The Appellate panel consisted of Judges Skillman, Grall and Ashrafi.

Luers’ brief, Perri’s order and a newspaper article that gives background on the sexual harassment case are on-line here.

John Paff
Somerset, New Jersey

By John Paff

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project