For Immediate Release
Contact: Daniel Levitas, Esq.: 404-405-4775
The plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has appealed the September 24, 2014 decision of Fulton Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney for failing to award attorney’s fees despite fining the Board $1,000 for what the Judge termed “technical violations” of the law.
Student journalist David Schick filed the lawsuit on June 10, 2013 seeking an injunction directing the Board to comply with the Georgia Open Records Act and produce documents concerning a $25 million budget shortfall that occurred at Georgia Perimeter College in 2012.
Almost two months after the lawsuit was filed, the Board of Regents handed over an additional 713 pages to Mr. Schick, claiming the documents were inadvertently misplaced, despite several attempts by Mr. Schick to ensure the Board had complied with the law and given him all the documents he had asked for.