NY Ruling On Teacher Names Could Lead To Disclosure Battle

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 7:50 PM EST) -- New York appellate courts have said the names of public employees who get pension benefits don't have to be disclosed, but a spending watchdog said Wednesday a wrinkle in the latest such decision leaves room for a challenge to precedent that has guarded the privacy of teachers' and other workers' names.

The Empire Center for New York State Policy, which is seeking to have the names of teachers collecting pension benefits made public under the state's Freedom of Information Law, was dealt a blow Feb. 21...
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