Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Private Investigator News: Ohio lawmakers limit fines for destroying public records, opponents fear no longer deterrent

"The Ohio Legislature has significantly reduced the civil penalties for improperly destroying public records, drawing fire from newspaper publishers and others who say the change effectively does away with a deterrent that prevented local governments from ridding shelves of controversial items.

A measure signed into law by Gov. John Kasich last week places a $10,000 limit per case on fines an agency can be ordered to pay when sued for destroying records. It also limits attorney fees to $10,000 and requires suits to be brought within five years of a record's destruction.

There were no such limits previously."

Read more
Location Oakland, Ca | San Francisco, Ca | California - Private Investigator