Tag: Attorney-client privilege

NJ Appeals Court Clarifies OPRA Personnel Exemption

NJ Court Rules Communications Between Recused Municipal Lawyer and Substitute Counsel Are Privileged

New Jersey municipalities often retain more than one attorney to handle their legal matters. In a recent decision, a New Jersey court confirmed that the attorneys should be able to confidentially share information. In 297 Palisades Urban Renewal v. Borough of Bogota, the court specifically held that communications between recused


NJ Supreme Court Rules Common Interest Rule Applies to OPRA Requests

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently addressed what happens when the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and attorney-client privilege intersect. In O’Boyle v. Borough of Longport, the state’s highest court specifically addressed the application of the common interest rule to litigation documents requested under OPRA and the common