Lawsuit challenging estimated bill for public records copies dismissed


NORTH BERGEN, NJ. —  A Hudson County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit [“for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted"] in which a critic of Mayor Nicholas Sacco and his administration argued that a $42,000-plus estimated bill to obtain copies of public documents was “excessive.”

Attorney Mario Blanch filed the lawsuit on behalf of a client in March because of what Blanch called a $42,000-plus estimated bill his client received after filing 51 Open Public Records Act requests with the township, seeking 175 documents.