Sep 242010
 
 September 24, 2010  Posted by  Court, Workplace

Mark Scolfaro reports:

A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by the state’s largest teachers’ union that sought to prevent public disclosure of public school employees’ home addresses.

Commonwealth Court ruled against the Pennsylvania State Education Association, which sued the state Office of Open Records to keep it from ordering the release of the addresses under the state’s Right-to-Know Law.

Read more on KDKA.

All may not be lost, however, as the opinion makes it seem that the union may just have sued the wrong party and needs to sue the districts:

The appropriate defendant to the PSEA’s action is not the Office of Open Records but, rather, the school districts that hold the records and personal information sought to be protected from disclosure by PSEA. In the absence of a Commonwealth agency as a defendant, this Court lacks jurisdiction. Accordingly, the petition for review must be dismissed.

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