Pa. High Court To Interpret State's Sunshine Law

Law360, Philadelphia (May 1, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it would review a Commonwealth Court finding interpreting the state's Sunshine Law to conclude that a state agency did not engage in “deliberation” behind closed doors when it reached a final decision at a later time.

The Commonwealth Court concluded that no deliberations had occurred when the Richmond Township Board of Supervisors held four closed-door meetings with opposing parties in pending litigation to discuss how to vote on the terms of a potential settlement agreement.

In an order, the...
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