OH: Public records complaint program open for business

The Ohio Court of Claims today begins accepting public records complaints, which staff lawyers will attempt to resolve with mediation between complaining parties and government entities.

If mediation fails, a prompt binding ruling will be issued by a “special master” with an expertise in Sunshine laws. His ruling then can be appealed to a court official for legal review.



Ohioans will have a new alternative when trying to get public records

In little more than a month, Ohioans will have a new, cheap and quick appeals process to potentially leverage loose public records.

On Sept. 28, the Ohio Court of Claims will begin accepting complaints on the refusal to release records by government at all levels, from townships to the state. Continue…