Legal Costs - David Yearby Killing

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Middlesex County should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Middlesex County,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

Under OPRA and the common law right of access, please provide a complete copy of all of Middlesex County's lawyer bills/invoices for the David Yearby case.

Yours faithfully,

Herb Tarbous

Middlesex County OPRA Center,

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Good Afternoon:

Please be advised that the County has processed your request for: “a
complete copy of all of Middlesex County's lawyer bills/invoices for the
David Yearby case.”

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5(c) and Fisher v. Div. of Law, 400 N.J. Super.
61, 66 (App. Div. 2008), the County made an extraordinary expenditure of
time and effort to accommodate this request and same has incurred a
special service charge of $1,183.95. The undersigned attorney had to
extensively review and analyze 919 pages of responsive records. Redactions
were made pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1. The total time spent by this
attorney was 27 hours at an hourly rate of $43.85, which represents the
lowest hourly rate of an employee qualified to make such redactions.

Please advise if you agree to payment of this special service charge. Upon
receipt of payment, we will forward the records in response to your
request.

Very truly yours,

 

Alessandra A. Baldini, Esq., MPA

Deputy County Counsel

Office of the County Counsel