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Palm Beach County Town Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Martin O’Boyle, Citizens Awareness Foundation
The Town of Gulf Stream filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court on behalf of state municipalities, municipal agencies and their contractors.
Two Florida legislators proposed bills that would amend the public records laws to protect private companies doing business with state agencies. Open records advocates say the bills as written would impede access to public records.
After a four-year legal battle over public records, the city of Lakeland is paying $160,000 as part of a settlement.
Columbia Journalism Review discusses in-depth FCIR's recent story on Citizens Awareness Foundation and its abuse of Florida's Sunshine law.
Court records and emails reviewed by FCIR show how a foundation and a law firm make money off the Sunshine law.