Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Judge denies Salisbury’s motion to dismiss public information lawsuit

...Wicomico County Circuit Judge W. Newton Jackson III rejected the city’s argument that it never prepared or possessed documents about the settlement, sought by the ACLU of Maryland and the Real News Network, because the litigation was handled by Local Government Insurance Trust. LGIT is an agent of the city, Jackson ruled.
“Were this Court to accept Defendants’ argument, then any government entity could shield public records from the public’s sight by transacting through their insurer or attorney,” he wrote in a May 31 opinion...

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