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OPRA Victory For Disclosure - Paff v. Bergen County; Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

In a sweeping victory for a self-proclaimed "open government activist," John Paff won virtually simultaneous victories against Bergen County and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office for disclosure of various records, which disclosure was vigorously resisted.

In the respective cases, both judges found the Defendants' purported reasons for non-disclosure to be invalid and made it clear that there would be an award of counsel fees in Plaintiff's favor in the parties were unable to agree on a figure.

The cases follow below...