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Judge denies Salisbury’s motion to dismiss public information lawsuit

A Wicomico County judge will allow a Maryland Public Information Act lawsuit to go forward after denying Salisbury's motion to dismiss which claimed the city did not possess the requested records about a 2016 excessive force lawsuit settlement and any records would be privileged.

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Salisbury argues for dismissal of PIA lawsuit over settlement documents

Attorneys for the city of Salisbury will argue Thursday for dismissal of an ACLU of Maryland lawsuit alleging violations of the Maryland Public Information Act for withholding documents related to a police settlement.

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Baltimore judge keeps PIA suit against Salisbury alive, transfers case to Eastern Shore

A Baltimore city judge denied a motion to dismiss a Maryland Public Information Act lawsuit against Salisbury on Friday but granted the city’s request to transfer the matter to Wicomico County Circuit Court. Judge Charles H. Dorsey said citizens in ...

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‘Good faith’ searches protect agencies in MPIA cases, high court rules

Court of Appeals

Government agencies must conduct a “good faith” search for records requested under the Maryland Public Information Act and should assist the requesting party in narrowing requests that sweep too broadly, the state’s top court ruled Thursday. “An agency that receives ...

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