An 18-page lawsuit in Bonner County by a former prosecutor seeks documents pertaining to the county commissioners discussing and hiring of outside counsel, says a story in the Bonner County Daily Bee.
The county says it is not obligated to release the documents under the state's public records law because the matter involves attorney-client privilege. The plaintiff contends that argument is not valid because the possible hiring was discussed in an open meeting and reported by the media.
The plaintiff is seeking attorney fees and damages if the county does not release the information. The county does not comment on pending litigation, according to the story.