The Supreme Court of Virginia recently agreed to hear our client’s appeal of an opinion that it violated Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (“VA FOIA”.) In the petition for appeal, the Suffolk City School Board argued that one of the violations cited by the trial court is not required by VA FOIA, that the order requiring the Board to take certain actions forever was overly broad and required actions not required by law, and that the award of attorneys’ fees was unwarranted as the plaintiff failed to substantially prevail on her claims as required by statute. Sullivan Law Group is proud to represent the Board in its appeal, as a proper application of VA FOIA balances the public interest with the ability of school boards across the state to serve students and their communities.

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