In late December of 2010, the University of Florida refused a request from NIO activists to produce public records regarding primates imprisoned in their labs, citing an alleged veterinary-client privilege from which the law specifically exempts public institutions engaged in vivisection.
Having gained no relief over the last several months from directly engaging university officials, the Florida legislature, or local media, this morning, Camille Marino [on behalf of Negotiation is Over] filed suit with the Alachua County Clerk to compel disclosure of the public records in question:
23. As of the date if the filing of this suit the Respondent has unlawfully withheld portions of requested public records in violation of Fla. Stat. § 119.07(l)(a).
View our “Petition for Writ of Mandamus” HERE.
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