New Jersey: Does An OPRA Request Constitute Harassment?

Submitted by LDieringer on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:22am

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (“NJFOG”) attended a hearing in Kaplan v. Kratovil at New Brunswick Family Court.  The hearing was to determine whether the Court would enter a Final Restraining Order (“FRO”) against the Defendant based on an Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) request he filed with the City of New Brunswick.  The Plaintiff, Ms. Kaplan, alleged that the Defendant, Mr. Kratovil, was harassing her because he filed an OPRA request that named, among other people, Ms. Kaplan’s husband, who is on the New Brunswick Rent Control Board.  Continue...