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Articles Posted in Supreme Court of Ohio
The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus sought by Steven Armatas, holding that Armatas was entitled to a writ of mandamus but that the court of appeals correctly denied attorneys fees.Armatas sought a writ of mandamus to order Plain Township Board of Trustees to produce an invoice for legal services performed on the township's behalf. The township declined to produce the invoice, arguing that it did not possess the invoice and had no duty to provide it. The court of appeals denied the writ, along with Armatas's related claims for statutory damages, attorney fees, and court costs, concluding that the requested records were not public records. The Supreme Court reversed in part, holding (1) Armatas was entitled to a writ of mandamus under the quasi-agency test; (2) Armatas was entitled to statutory damages and an award of court costs; and (3) Armatas was not entitled to attorney fees. View "State ex rel. Armatas v. Plain Township Board of Trustees" on Justia Law