Gizmodo Media Grp., LLC v. FBI, No. 17-5814, 2019 WL 1046657 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 5, 2019) (Ramos, J.)
Re: Request for records concerning founder and former CEO of Fox News
Disposition: Granting defendant's motion for summary judgment; denying plaintiff's motion for summary judgment
- Litigation Considerations, Adequacy of Search: "The Court finds that the FBI conducted an adequate search in response to [plaintiff's] FOIA request." "The declarations of [defendant] detail at length the FBI's record-keeping system and the measures the FBI took to find documents responsive to [plaintiff's] FOIA request." The court notes that "[t]he FBI described and explained how these systems worked and how it conducted its searches . . . ." "[Plaintiff's] contention that the FBI's search was inadequate because it failed to produce documents relating to a [specific] Department of Justice investigation . . . amounts to speculation, which cannot override the presumption of good faith accorded to [defendant's] declaration."