LeBlanc, Beth. 2020. State to pay $10K to settle public records dispute. TCA Regional News, Nov 28, 2020. (accessed November 28, 2020).

The state will pay $10,000 as part of a settlement in a 3-year-old case regarding a public records request that was denied by the former attorney general.


Attorney General Dana Nessel on Wednesday announced her office had reached a settlement with Progress Michigan, a liberal advocacy group that sued the state after Republican former Attorney General Bill Schuette denied a public records request in 2016 seeking the emails of 21 department employees believed to be using a personal email account.


The settlement also required Progress Michigan to refrain from refiling its 2016 public records request and includes $10,000 to pay for a portion of the group’s attorney costs and fees.

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