“Unpublished opinions” are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it’s important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

500 W57 JV LLC v. Township of Lakewood
Ocean County, Docket No. OCN-L-1228-15
Hon. Vincent J. Grasso, A.J.S.C.
June 9, 2015
Click here for the court’s decision.

Summary:  Court ruled the the following OPRA request failed to identify with the necessary specificity or particularity the government records sought.

Any proposal, request, inquiry or application, formal or informal, from any entity or individual to acquire, swap, lease, exchange or engage in any other transaction related to any land contained within or directly adjoining, the Crystal Lake Preserve, and any communications, including e-mails, correspondence, and memoranda of discussions, concerning same, since January 1, 2013.

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