From the Associated Press:
A private construction firm does not have to release documents on its contract with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to build a dorm, the state’s highest court has ruled.
Reversing a lower court’s decision, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Nov. 1 said Nabholz Construction Corp. does not have to turn over receipts and other records detailing the cost of building the Northwest Quad, a residence hall at the university.
The Contractors for Public Protection Association argued that the state Freedom of Information Act requires the company to turn over the documents, and a Pulaski County judge agreed in a March decision. Nabholz, which argued that as a private company it is not subject to the state public-records law, appealed the ruling.