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Friday, April 17, 2009

Olympian Editorial on Mason County Case

This editorial in The Olympian describes the recent $145,000 award to a records requestor against Mason County for violating the Public Records Act.

Of particular interest to readers of og-blog is the fact that Mason County was ordered to pay the highest possible penalty for a violation, $100 per day, which has never happened before (to our knowledge).  The editorial quotes Allied Law Group's Greg Overstreet about the penalty award: "I've never heard of it being awarded in any other case, and I actually keep track of these things."  

NOTE: Allied Law Group represented the requestor, Harold Carey.