Texas Court Says Nonprofit Falls Under Public Info Law

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 5:49 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court ruled Thursday that nonprofit Greater Houston Partnership's city funding qualifies it as a governmental body under the state Public Information Act, affirming a lower court's decision that ordered the partnership to comply with a PIA request.

The Greater Houston Partnership said the lower court erred in ordering the nonprofit to turn over financial information to a citizen who filed a PIA request, but the Texas Court of Appeals said the GHP's receipt of Houston public funds “to provide economic development and promotion...
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