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Kathy Jennings


Attorney General's Opinions




22-IB15 04/26/2022 FOIA Opinion Letter to Xerxes Wilson re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Office of the Auditor of Accounts

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Petitioner alleged that the Office of Auditor of Accounts (“AOA”) violated FOIA by improperly redacting the records responsive to his request.

DECIDED: AOA violated FOIA by failing to sufficiently justify the redactions in the responsive documents based on an exception for “working papers.”

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22-IB14 04/20/2022 FOIA Opinion Letter to William Weistling, Jr. re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Town of Fenwick Island

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Petitioner alleged that the Town of Fenwick Island violated FOIA by not allowing certain members of the public speak during the comment period of a public hearing.

DECIDED: We find that the factual record does not support the violation alleged in the Petition.

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22-IB13 04/20/2022 FOIA Opinion Letter to Daniel P. Hagelberg re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the City of Wilmington

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Petitioner alleged that the City of Wilmington improperly denied its requests for all police reports for accidents involving certain police officers between October 1, 2021 and November 15, 2021.

DECIDED: The City properly denied the request under 29 Del. C. § 10002(o)(3), and 29 Del. C. § 10002(o)(6).

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22-IB12 04/18/2022 FOIA Opinion Letter to Jordyn Pusey re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Office of the Auditor of Accounts

Date Posted: Monday, April 18th, 2022

Petitioner alleged that the Office of Auditor of Accounts’ denial of records beyond the two documents provided is improper.

DECIDED: The AOA violated FOIA by failing to include a sworn affidavit in its response to the Petition.

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22-IB11 04/18/2022 FOIA Opinion Letter to Joe Berg re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Village of Ardencroft

Date Posted: Monday, April 18th, 2022

Petitioner alleged that the Village of Ardencroft violated FOIA by failing to produce the home addresses and phone numbers of eligible voters in violation of Title 15 of the Delaware Code and FOIA.

DECIDED: The issue presented is outside the scope of this Office’s authority.

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22-IB10 04/14/2022 FOIA Opinion Letter to Joe Berg re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Village of Ardencroft

Date Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Petitioner alleged that the Village of Ardencroft violated FOIA by failing to timely send the agenda and to update the agenda over the past year, and by holding its meeting fully virtually.

DECIDED: The Village violated FOIA by failing to demonstrate it gave timely notice its meeting agenda and failing to adequately describe the major items expected to be discussed on its agendas. The Village did not violate FOIA by meeting without an anchor location.

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22-IB09 04/07/2022 FOIA Opinion Letter to Janice Lorrah re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

Date Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Petitioner alleged that the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (“DHSS”) improperly responded to her request, as DHSS did not answer her follow-up inquiry and the response letter only included website links, instead of records.

DECIDED: No violation of FOIA was found.

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22-IB08 04/04/2022 FOIA Opinion Letter to Ken Grant re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Delaware Department of Transportation

Date Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2022

Petitioner alleged that DelDOT improperly prepared its cost estimate.

DECIDED: DelDOT did not violate FOIA as alleged in the Petition.

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22-IB07 04/04/2022 FOIA Opinion Letter to Randall Chase re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Date Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2022

Petitioner alleged that DelDOT untimely responded to his request and improperly denied his request for records related to the Drinking Water Protection Act.

DECIDED: It was concluded that the timeliness claim was moot and that DNREC improperly denied access to certain requested records under the exception for draft documents.

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22-IB06 03/29/2022 FOIA Opinion Letter to Loreto P. Rufo re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Delaware Health and Social Services

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Petitioner alleged that the Department of Health and Social Services (“DHSS”) improperly denied the request for certain communications and investigative records arising from an incident at a long-term care facility.

DECIDED: DHSS did not violate FOIA by denying access to the requested records under Sections 10002(o)(3) and (6).

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