Maine releases chickenpox outbreak records after Press Herald sues

Portland Press Herald

Sig Schutz is quoted in this article on a court settlement between the Portland Press Herald and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. The Press Herald sued after the agency refused to released records on schools affected by chickenpox outbreaks during the 2014-2015 school year.


“The state attorney general’s office agreed with us that this was, in fact, a public record. We wanted to set a precedent that this data ought to be provided,” said Sigmund Schutz, the Press Herald’s attorney.

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Press Herald sues to force state to identify schools that had chickenpox outbreaks