Tag: Declaratory judgment


NJ Supreme Court Leaves Door Open for DJA Involving OPRA Requests

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of New Jersey opened the door for records custodians to go on the offensive in response to requests under the state’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA). In In the Matter of the New Jersey Firemen’s Association Obligation to Provide Relief Applications Under the

OPRA Requestor’s Declaratory Judgement Action Deemed Moot

In Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC v. County of Bergen, the Appellate Division affirmed the dismissal of a declaratory judgment action arising from a records dispute under the state’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Because the OPRA requestor had received the documents at issue prior to filing the suit,

NJ Appeals Court Rules Records Custodian Can’t Bring DJ Action

NJ Appeals Court Rules Records Custodians Can’t Bring DJ Action

Records custodians can’t go on the offensive when facing suit under the Open Public Records Act, according to a New Jersey appeals court. In Jeff Carter v. John Doe, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court held that a records custodian may not bring a declaratory judgment action