Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Marion County Judge Dismisses Open Records Lawsuit Seeking Lawmaker's Correspondence
Several public interest groups filed a lawsuit in the Marion Superior Court earlier this year seeking copies of any correspondence, including e-mails, of State Rep. Eric Koch (R) regarding energy legislation he introduced during this past session. Concerns had been raised by government watchdogs that Rep. Koch was pursuing legislation benefiting companies in which he had personally invested. Judge James Osborn issued an order this week dismissing the plaintiffs' open door lawsuit for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. The one-page order posted by the Indiana Law Blog offers no explanation for the basis of Judge Osborn's ruling.