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Jackson v. GSA, No. 16-5253, 2017 WL 3172719 (E.D. Pa. July 25, 2017) (Rufe, J.)

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Jackson v. GSA, No. 16-5253, 2017 WL 3172719 (E.D. Pa. July 25, 2017) (Rufe, J.)

Re:  Request for records concerning plaintiff's application for employment for Internal Revenue Agent position

Disposition:  Granting defendants' motion for summary judgment

  • Litigation Considerations, Adequacy of Search:  The court holds that "[d]efendants have established as a matter of law that their searches were adequate and undertaken in good faith."  "Plaintiff has failed to rebut this showing."  The court relates that defendant's provided affidavits "explaining the search process, the personnel involved, and the information found."  In response to plaintiff's arguments, the court also finds that "'[t]here is no requirement that an agency search every record system[]'" and "'failure to turn up [a specified] document does not alone render the search inadequate.'"
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District Court opinions
Litigation Considerations, Adequacy of Search
Updated December 14, 2021