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Posted on: March 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Odessa wins lawsuit against local paper

A decision has been made in a lawsuit.

The City of Odessa has won an appeal to the 11th Court of Appeals involving a lawsuit with the Odessa American. In an effort to continue to provide transparency, here's a look at the court documents: 

Court Documents

Here's an overview of those public information requests:

2021 - 3,143

2022 - 4,161

2023 - 985 (so far)

The city has one full-time employee dedicated to fulfilling those requests.

The City of Odessa works hard to give that information as quickly as possible. When it comes to investigations, there are many factors to consider. First and foremost, not hinder the investigations as well as the victims.

This lawsuit has been tied up in the courts for three years and cost taxpayers $305,413.83.

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