“Unpublished opinions” are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it’s important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

Burke v. Borough of Mantoloking
Ocean County, Docket No. OCN-L-1642-13
Hon. Vincent J. Grasso, A.J.S.C.
September 17, 2013
Click here for the opinion.

An OPRA request worded as follows is sufficiently specific to require fulfillment.  “Correspondence and communications between officials or employees of Mantoloking and officials or employees of the State of New Jersey between October 28, 2012 and the present regarding closing and opening roads in the Borough of Mantoloking.”

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