Dallas Area Rapid Transit brought suit to contest the Attorney General's letter decision determining that the Texas Public Information Act required DART to disclose an entire investigation report. Releasing the identification, position, and hire date of the interviewees would not violate their common-law right to privacy as articulated by the Texas Supreme Court in Industrial. The anti-retaliation statutes relied on by DART here are not "other law" that make the information confidential. Without evidence showing whether the department, or DART, has any authority to enforce a violation, DART cannot claim the informer's privilege. The portion of the trial court's judgment requiring redacting is reversed and remanded, the judgment is otherwise affirmed. Austin Court of Appeals, No. 03-11-00630-CV, 08-30-2013.
Abbott v. Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Tex. App. Dist. 3
August 30, 2013