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Unsuccessful Kia job applicants suing for hiring records

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Four people who applied for jobs at the Kia Motors Manufacturing plant claim they were discriminated against because they had belonged to a union.

Lawyers for the four unsuccessful applicants are now arguing that documents about a state agency's involvement in hiring workers should be available to the public. They filed a Georgia Open Records Act seeking files about the hiring process from the state's Quick Start economic development program.

Officials said the records weren't subject to the act, arguing the documents are "trade secrets."

The lawyers have sued, saying the records law was changed to invalidate their lawsuit.

The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments Monday.

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