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Monday, July 17, 2017

Exploring claimed procedural obstacles to demands for certain records pursuant to New York's Freedom of Information Law


Exploring claimed procedural obstacles to demands for certain records pursuant to New York's Freedom of Information Law
Filing a petition pursuant to CPLR Article 78 seeking a court order directing the Williamsville Central School District's Board of Education [Board] to comply with her Freedom of Information Law [FOIL] request seeking certain email records. In its review of a Supreme Court's ruling directing the Board to provide the records demanded by Kirsch the Appellate Division addressed the following objections raised by the Board:

1. Standing to submit a FOIL request.

2. Statute of Limitations.

3. Adding another party to the action.

4. Exemptions from disclosure.


5. Identification of the records demanded.



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