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Central Kentucky New Journal v. George 61.872, 61.878, 61.882 Where a school district employee settled her lawsuit against one school district for sexual harassment by a district official and a second lawsuit against another district for allegedly wrongfully failing to hire her, the lower courts erred in denying a newspaper’s request for access to the settlement agreements under the Kentucky Open Records Act, KRS 61.870 to 61.884, because the settlement of litigation between a government agency and one of its employees and a private citizen and a governmental entity were matters of legitimate public concern that the public is entitled to scrutinize. A confidentiality clause in such agreements was not entitled to protection. Cent. Ky. News-Journal v. George, 306 S.W.3d 41, 2010 Ky. LEXIS 72 (Ky. 2010). Link
Hahn v. University of Louisville 61.878 KRS 61.878(1), specifically directing that no court shall authorize the inspection by any party of any materials pertaining to civil litigation beyond that which is provided by the Rules of Civil Procedure governing pretrial discovery, overrides the provisions of KRS 61.878(3), dealing with the rights of a public agency employee, including a university employee, to inspect and to copy any record that relates to him. Hahn v. Univ. of Louisville, 80 S.W.3d 771, 2001 Ky. App. LEXIS 84 (Ky. Ct. App. 2001). Link
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