Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Attorney fees awarded in Open Records Act lawsuit against Yukon school district
A Canadian County judge recently awarded $18,000 in attorney fees and court costs to the plaintiffs who successfully sued Yukon public schools to obtain an investigative audit of the district's Future Farmers of America program.
Judge Gary E. Miller had ruled in June that the audit was not protected by attorney-client privilege because the district had not hired the outside investigator as an attorney.
The lawsuit filed by Randy and Debra Wright of Yukon in January also revealed a number of apparent Open Meeting Act violations by the Yukon Board of Education.
Joey Senat, Ph.D.
OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications
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