Sun Herald files new suit against auditor, DMR

The Sun Herald filed a new lawsuit Monday against State Auditor Stacey Pickering, his office and the Department of Marine Resources that seeks copies of public records generated by the DMR.

The Sun Herald initially wanted to add Pickering and his office to a public records lawsuit already filed against the DMR. However, attorney Henry Laird said the DMR and the Sun Herald disagree over whether DMR should remain a party to the lawsuit, originally filed in January against the DMR.

Laird said the newspaper hopes to expedite its case by naming Pickering and his office, in addition to the DMR, in the new lawsuit.

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