Trib wins appeal to open records in settlement with former county inmate

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From Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:  The county must obtain and release the settlement between a nonprofit that provides medical services at the Allegheny County Jail and a former inmate because the county created, funds and shares offices with the organization, the state Office of Open Records ruled Monday in response to an appeal filed by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

A media lawyer praised the outcome but questioned the reasoning, saying the agency should have based its decision on the record requested, rather than who holds it.