Summary of Action
TINA.org appealed the Division’s denial of records, but the appeal was quickly turned down by the Department of Commerce. TINA.org then appealed to the State Records Committee.
Siding with TINA.org, the State Records Committee overturned the Department’s decision and granted TINA.org’s request for copies of consumer complaints regarding the three Utah companies. The Committee determined that the documents were no longer confidential since the Division had publicly announced that it had investigated, cited, and entered into settlement agreements with the companies for multiple violations of the state consumer protection laws. The Division ultimately provided copies of the complaints to TINA.org on January 16, 2015.
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