Oklahoma: OU’s former chief legal counsel files Open Records Act lawsuit against the OU Foundation

NORMAN — The former chief legal counsel at the University of Oklahoma has filed an Open Records Act lawsuit against the OU Foundation.

Fred Gipson is seeking records about a proposed project in north Norman regarding a multipurpose arena and entertainment district. He sued last week in Cleveland County District Court after the foundation denied his request for emails, documents and financial records related to the proposed University North Park development.

“They are stonewalling me,” Gipson told The Oklahoman Tuesday. “I just want to know where they’ve been spending the money.”

Gipson made the open records request late last month on behalf of 70 Norman residents. Some are former OU employees and faculty. He said the residents have expressed concern over the project. Read more…