Author: Nicholas J. Pellegrino

OPMA Suit Seeks Attorney’s Fees Under New Jersey Civil Rights Act

OPMA Suit Seeks Attorney’s Fees Under New Jersey Civil Rights Act

The New Jersey Open Public Meeting Act (“OPMA”) does not contain a fee-shifting provision that would allow a plaintiff who brings a successful enforcement action to recover his/her legal costs.  However, an ongoing OPMA lawsuit is relying on a novel legal theory to recover counsel fees under the fee-shifting provision contained