City approves landmark public records suit settlement with the Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers January 3, 2018 The City Commission unanimously approved a landmark settlement agreement with the Tallahassee Democrat Wednesday over a lawsuit alleging public records law violations related to deleted text messages. As part of the agreement, the city admits it
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City of Tallahassee, Democrat forge settlement agreement over public records suit

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers January 2, 2018 City of Tallahassee and Tallahassee Democrat attorneys have negotiated a settlement over a lawsuit alleging city officials violated the Florida Public Records Act that could set a precedent for other local governments across the
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Tallahassee Democrat sues city over deleted texts; city ‘committed to doing better’

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 29, 2017 The lawsuit filed in Leon Circuit Court puts in motion a process where the city and Democrat negotiate a consent order to develop policies and procedures to preserve text messages and produce
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Senate advances bill opponents say will weaken state public records law

Tampa Bay Times, by Mary Ellen Klas March 7, 2017 A bill that attempts to flush out serial abusers of Florida’s public records law was tightened Monday to appeal to Sunshine Law advocates, but the groups said the changes don’t
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