01/26/16 – By John Kennedy
Over opposition from media groups and citizen activists, a Senate panel Tuesday approved legislation carrying new limits on public records stemming from the town of Gulf Stream’s epic and costly clash with millionaire resident Martin O’Boyle.
The legislation (SB 1220) would let judges decide whether to award attorney fees in public-records lawsuits. Governments argue that a “cottage industry” of lawyers has emerged built around filing records requests and then suing when they’re not fulfilled quickly. [Read More]