Bozzi v. City of Jersey City

The New Jersey Supreme Court held that dog owners do not have an objectively reasonable expectation of privacy such that the owner’s personal information in the dog licensing record is exempt from disclosure under the Open Public Records Act. Here, the owner of an invisible-fence company sought the address of all people who recently registered their pets. The municipality denied the request, but the trial court reversed. The Supreme Court agreed with the trial court and compelled disclosure. Good thing Sullivan | Simon did not register its four-legged mascot, Sam the Goldendoodle, with the authorities. We get enough junk mail as it is.

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