The Modesto Bee | Taxpayers to pay $2,000 to end open records lawsuit
The Modesto Bee (distributing an Associated Press article) writes about our win in our open records lawsuit against State Representative Jonathan Brostoff:
Taxpayers will pay nearly $2,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against a Democratic state representative who initially refused to turn over requested emails in electronic format.
The conservative law firm the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty sued Rep. Jonathan Brostoff, of Milwaukee, in February. Brostoff wanted to charge the group $3,200 for printed emails it had requested.
WILL sued, saying the records should be provided electronically as the law allows. It said Thursday that Brostoff agreed to do that to end the lawsuit and pay just over $1,800 in court costs and attorneys’ fees.