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NJ Supreme Court: Jail guard’s separation agreement with County is disclosable under OPRA.

On Monday, March 7, 2022, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that settlement agreements that resolve disciplinary charges against public employees, redacted as necessary, are disclosable under the state’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA). The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling reversed a September 4, 2020 Appellate Division opinion that held that “a settlement agreement resolving internal […]