We Secured Favorable Judgment for Accounting Firm
Our firm recently secured a favorable summary judgment decision dismissing a suit against an accounting firm brought under the Public Records Act. The suit alleged that the accounting firm violated the Act by failing to turn over records and work papers generated in connection with the audit of a town in Vermont. The Court agreed with the Firm that the suit should be dismissed because an independent CPA is not subject to the Act and is not a “custodian” of town records nor a “public agency” as those terms are used under the Act by virtue of conducting an audit. The Court further agreed that the CPA’s “work papers” belong to the CPA and are not town records subject to disclosure under the Act. The matter was handled by Gary Franklin.