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Subpoenas sought in FOIA lawsuit of Onancock (Va.)


ONANCOCK — An Onancock resident who filed a petition with the General District Court earlier this month claiming the town violated the Freedom of Information Act has asked the court to subpoena Onancock Town Manager/Town Attorney Thomas Robinett and former Town Councilman Kris LaMontagne to appear at a Jan. 11 hearing to receive motions.

Because Robinett has been called as a witness, he cannot serve as attorney for the town in the case, Charles Landis, the resident who filed the petition, said.