LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The University of Louisville Foundation is being sued for a lack of transparency.
The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging the Foundation violated state open records law. KYCIR is the investigative partner of WAVE 3 News.
In February, KYCIR filed a request for the foundation to release financial disclosure forms including those for former UofL President and current foundation board member James Ramsey. The foundation refused, saying the request was too burdensome.
"We want to find out what exactly is in the finances, what are some of the conflicts in ethics disclosure forms. What are some of the payroll issues?" KYCIR Managing Editor Brendan McCarthy said.
McCarthy appealed to the Kentucky Attorney General's office, which ruled that the Foundations refusal to produce the documents violated state law. KYCIR now hopes the lawsuit will force a judge to adhere to that ruling.
To read a statement from KYCIR about why they are using the UofL Foundation, click here.