Public Records Law requires public body disclosure of more detail from attorney’s billing statements, ruled the Kentucky Attorney General.
The request came from the editor of the College Heights Herald to Western Kentucky University seeking billing and payment records between the University and a law firm. WKU produced a heavily blacked-out version of the billing statement.
WKU argued redactions were appropriate to preserve the information protected by the attorney-client and work-product privileges.
The attorney general’s opinion sets forth the following points: