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Judge: Claremore must pay $41,000 in dash-cam case

By RHETT MORGAN - Tulsa World Modified: July 29, 2014 at 8:44 am •  Published: July 29, 2014
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A Vinita law firm in a state Open Records Act case relating to dash-cam video is owed more than $41,000 by the City of Claremore, a Rogers County judge has ruled.

The city must pay attorneys from Ward & Lee PLC, of Vinita (now Ward, Lee & Coats), a total of $41,324.25 in fees ($39,931.25) and costs ($1,393), Associate District Judge Sheila Condren wrote in an order filed Friday.

In October, the Oklahoma Supreme Court declined to hear a City of Claremore appeal to a state appellate court ruling that states dash-cam video made by the Claremore Police Department in 2011 does constitute a public record under the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

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