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New OPRA Law Provides Improved Access to Election Records and Data

  Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2024, c. 16 into law, which makes several reforms to the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. While there has been significant public discussion about some of the more controversial provisions, there has been...

KMC in the News: Moench Elected to Republican Mayor’s Association Advisory Board

KMC Partner Matthew C. Moench, who serves as Mayor of Bridgewater, was recently elected to the Republican Mayors Association Advisory Board. “It is an honor to have been elected to the RMA Advisory Board,” said Mayor Matthew Moench. “I applaud Mayor Johnson for...

Client Alert: Proposed Changes to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

The New Jersey Legislature is currently considering a bill (S-2930) that would substantially overhaul the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. This legislation would have consequences for both citizens and municipal records custodians alike, and have...

KMC in the News: Moench Files Election Contest Trial Covered by NBC4 New York

KMC Partner Matthew Moench recently brought an election contest concerning an election for municipal office that was reported on by NBC4 New York. The trial was covered during the evening newscast, with a news article and the video news story posted here. Election...

Client Alert: Recent Court Decision Requires Public School Officials and Employees to Promptly Notify District to Receive Indemnification Against Civil Claims

Under New Jersey law, school officials and employees are generally entitled to indemnification and coverage for legal costs that they may incur as part of a civil or administrative action brought against them. This could include tenure charges or actions before the...

Client Alert: KMC Wins Verdict Affirming Denial of Request for Police Body Worn Camera Video

KMC Partner Peter J. King recently obtained a precedential Appellate Division decision that affirmed a municipality’s denial of an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and common law request seeking certain police body worn camera (BWCs) videos involving sexual misconduct...

KMC in the News: Collins Quoted in Newspapers on Redevelopment

KMC Partner Michael L. Collins has been recently quoted in multiple news articles involving redevelopment issues representing municipalities and developers alike under New Jersey's Local Redevelopment and Housing Law ("LRHL"), N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq The LRHL...

KMC Recognized In Statewide Media as “Politically Influential Law Firm”

King Moench & Collins LLP (KMC) is proud to have been recognized in New Jersey statewide media as being a "politically influential law firm." In a 2023 news article in the New Jersey Globe, the publication bestowed the "politically influential" description in...

KMC in the News: Moench Quoted in Challenge to Voter Residency

KMC Partner Matthew C. Moench recently litigated an election law case involving challenges to a voter's domicile. A voter must be domiciled in a particular New Jersey municipality to be eligible to vote there. The New Jersey Globe recently reported upon what it...

KMC in the News: Moench Quoted Regarding Atlantic City Election Contest

KMC Partner Matthew C. Moench regularly represents clients in election contests. These are proceedings that are brought challenging the outcome of a New Jersey election. They are governed by N.J.S.A. 19:29-1 et seq. If a sufficient number of votes are invalidated and...

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New OPRA Law Provides Improved Access to Election Records and Data

  Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2024, c. 16 into law, which makes several reforms to the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. While there has been significant public discussion about some of the more controversial provisions, there has been...

Client Alert: Proposed Changes to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

The New Jersey Legislature is currently considering a bill (S-2930) that would substantially overhaul the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. This legislation would have consequences for both citizens and municipal records custodians alike, and have...