Metro Nashville must pay nearly $57K in attorneys fees in public records case

Senior Judge Robert E. Lee Davies ordered Metro Nashville to pay nearly $57K in attorneys fees to a public records requester, saying that the city “misinterpreted and ignored the ‘promptness’ Continue Reading

Judge says Nashville violated law by not providing public records promptly

In what may be the first legal challenge to government delays on public records requests in Tennessee under a 2008 law, a judge has ruled that Metro Nashville violated the Continue Reading

New Tennessee law could make requesting public records less confusing

From Associated Press: The state Legislature has passed a bill that will require nearly every government office across Tennessee to tell citizens how they can get public records. The measure Continue Reading

The Tennessean: School board to accept voicemail for records inspection

The Sumner County School Board met last night to adopt a new policy on public records requests after a judge last year said their policy violated state law. They had Continue Reading

Model public records policy to be developed under proposed bill

State Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, presented an addition to state law Wednesday that would require each government entity in Tennessee to adopt a written public records policy and designate a Continue Reading