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Does Your Confidentiality Provision Provide Enough Protection?

March 5, 2015

The Oregon Court of Appeals recently issued a decision addressing the question of whether a wholesale power purchase agreement between a municipal utility and a private corporation is exempt from disclosure under Oregon's public records laws.  The Court determined that, although certain confidential terms of the contract may be redacted, the contract as a whole is not categorically exempt from disclosure.  The case serves as a reminder, both for government agencies and for private companies doing business with government entities, that writing a confidentiality provision in an agreement does not......Read More

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