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11-IB06 RE: Freedom of Information Act Complaint Against Brandywine School District

Written on: June 22nd, 2011 in 10002(l) (6) Exemptions - Records Exempted Per Statute or Common Law

Petitioners sought records of Brandywine School District related to two lawsuits against the District. District asserted that the settlement agreements were exempt from disclosure because they were filed under seal with the courts in question. Held that settlement agreements filed under seal, with court approval, are exempt from disclosure and are not public records under §10002(g)(6), because the District is not required to commit contempt of Court to provide the records.

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