UConn disciplinary investigation tests limits of FOI

The Connecticut Supreme Court was urged on the opening day of its new term Tuesday to draw “a bright line” defining when public institutions of higher education must release findings of professional misconduct and other disciplinary records.

The case arises from efforts by Dr. Jay R. Lieberman, former chairman of orthopedic surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center, to stop UConn from releasing documents related to another surgeon’s grievance that Lieberman was abusive to staff. Continue…