Mechling v. City of Monroe, 152 Wash. App. 830 (Wash. Ct. App. 2009)

Key Insight: Court of appeals vacated (in part) judgment of trial court and ruled former statute ?does not exempt disclosure of personal email addresses used by elected officials to discuss city business? and that plaintiff was entitled to the requested email messages without the personal email addresses redacted; court also held that there was no express obligation to produce email records in electronic format, but that statutory duty to ?provide the fullest assistance? obligated trial court to consider reasonableness and feasibility of electronic production on remand; redacted emails need not be scanned and produced electronically

Nature of Case: Complaint pursuant to Public Disclosure Act

Electronic Data Involved: Email addresses, emails

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