Firemen Group's Files Are Public Record: NJ Appeals Court

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday ruled that a firemen’s association is not considered private and is not exempt from public records laws, because it functions as an arm of the state government, clearing the way for one member to examine the group’s finances.

A three-judge panel of the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled in favor of John Paff, a lifetime member of the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association who was told he could not request its financial records because the state’s Open...
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