Gizmodo Media Grp., LLC v. FBI, No. 17-5814, 2019 WL 1046657 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 5, 2019) (Ramos, J.)

Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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."
Topic: 
Adequacy of Search
District Court
Litigation Considerations
Updated March 22, 2019