RALEIGH – Kieran Shanahan and Steven McCallister of Shanahan Law Group presented oral arguments today before the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Shanahan and McCallister represent the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer in a lawsuit filed last year by the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC). The lawsuit alleges that SEANC did not receive public records related to the State’s pension fund. The Treasurer’s Office denied the allegations, noting that over 2,000 pages of documents had been produced, and that all responsive public records had been provided to SEANC. In July of last year, Superior Court Judge James Hardin dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that SEANC’s complaint failed to state a claim against the Treasurer. SEANC appealed that ruling.
“We believe Judge Hardin ruled properly when he dismissed the lawsuit filed by SEANC,” says Kieran Shanahan, a former federal prosecutor and principal of Shanahan Law Group. “The Treasurer’s Office undertook extraordinary efforts to respond to SEANC’s various public records requests by providing thousands of pages of documents, and by former Treasurer Moore personally meeting with SEANC representatives for an hour and a half to make a presentation and answer their questions. We are hopeful that the Court of Appeals will uphold Judge Hardin’s ruling.”
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