Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:53:19 AM

Mike Tadych quoted on DHS failure to produce records

Recently, WRAL reported on state Department of Health and Human Services officials’ failure to produce emails requested by the news organization. The request was made more than a year ago.   The story quotes SMVT partner Mike Tadych on the North Carolina Public Records Law, which says that the public records must be produced as […]

Brandon J. Huffman Quoted on Closed Meeting in Carteret County

The Carteret County News-Times has published a story on a meeting between the Carteret County Commissioners and Gov. McCrory. The article quotes SMVT associate Brandon J. Huffman on whether the meeting, which included a quorum of the Commissioners, might have violated North Carolina’s open meetings law. “They can meet so long as they are not conducting, […]

Mike Tadych Quoted on Trade Secrets in University Public Records

Recently, WRAL reported on North Carolina State University official’s claim that public records laws have interfered with their ability to commercialize University research. The report quoted SMVT partner Mike Tadych: Mike Tadych, a Raleigh attorney who specializes in open-government disputes, says companies can work around the public records law by not providing trade secrets to […]

Court Unseals Parts of Documents in Investigation of Killing of UNC Student Faith Hedgepeth

Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning Jr. partially unsealed search warrants Wednesday related to the 2012 death of UNC-Chapel Hill student Faith Hedgepeth. The News & Observer reports that the court allowed release of redacted versions of the search warrants, but kept an autopsy report and 911 calls sealed.  SMVT partner Hugh Stevens represented the […]

Amanda Martin Quoted on Charter School Records Proposal

The North Carolina House has approved legislation that would block charter school employees’ names from being disclosed with their pay. The Charlotte Observer reports on the proposal in an article published today. The article quotes SMVT partner Amanda Martin on the proposal. Amanda Martin, lawyer for the N.C. Press Association, called it “a horrible amendment.” … […]