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Lawsuit alleges NIC, Rumpler violated public records act

| February 28, 2023 1:00 AM

A lawsuit naming North Idaho College and Laura Rumpler, the college’s chief communications and government relations officer, as defendants was filed Tuesday in 1st District Court in Kootenai County.

The suit, filed by attorneys for the Hagadone Corporation doing business as the Coeur d’Alene Press, alleges NIC and Rumpler violated Idaho public records laws multiple times by not providing in whole, or in part, lawful requests for public records made by the newspaper.

The lawsuit also alleges NIC and Rumpler failed to comply with mandatory timeframes for responding to the newspaper’s public records requests.

The Coeur d’Alene Press is represented by Markus Louvier and Rachel Platin, attorneys with the Spokane firm of Evans, Craven and Lackie.

Judge Barry McHugh has been assigned to the case.