BRETT R. CARTER v. LARRY B. MARTIN, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 4, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brett R. Carter, Nashville, Tennessee, Pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter, Andree S. Blumstein, Solicitor General, and Janet M. Kleinfelter, Deputy Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration.

Judge(s): BENNETT

Plaintiff filed a public records request for tax study documents. The request was denied, and Plaintiff filed a lawsuit for access to the records. The trial court denied access to the records, and Plaintiff appealed. This Court has determined that the plain language of Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-1-1701(6)‘s definition of ?tax administration? encompasses the documents in question and that Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-1-1702(a) makes ?tax administration information? confidential. The trial court is affirmed.