COLUMBUS — March 22, 2010 — Oral arguments were held today in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas before Judge Dan Hogan regarding OEA’s lawsuit to prevent the release of residential (home) addresses, home telephone numbers and personal email addresses of individuals licensed by the Ohio Department of Education. Lawyers for both sides had filed briefs with the Court on the issue, and the Ohio School Boards Association and the Ohio Association of School Business Officials filed an amicus brief in support of OEA’s position.
On November 13, 2009, a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) was granted which prevented the release of such information. This prohibition remains in effect until the Court issues a decision on the matter. It is not known when the Court will rule.
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