DELTA COUNTY IN THE NEWS — A ‘reverse’ CORA lawsuit backfires

Jeffrey A. Roberts/CFOIC Executive Director — An obscure provision in the Colorado Open Records Act allows a government records custodian to initiate legal action against a requester if he or she is unable, in good faith, to determine whether documents are exempt from disclosure. Under CORA’s safe harbor clause, a requester cannot recover court costs and attorney fees even if a judge ultimately finds that the records should have been released.