Sandoval v. DOJ, No. 16-1013, 2019 WL 316168 (D.D.C. Jan. 24, 2019) (Jackson, J.)

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sandoval v. DOJ, No. 16-1013, 2019 WL 316168 (D.D.C. Jan. 24, 2019) (Jackson, J.)

Re:  Request for records concerning plaintiff

Disposition:  Granting defendant's motion for summary judgment

Litigation Considerations, Adequacy of Search:  "[T]he Court concludes that defendants' searches were adequate."  "While defendants' supplemental declaration could have provided more details regarding the systems searched and why they were searched, the Court finds that the search conducted by defendants meets the standard of reasonableness required."  "Defendants' declarations set forth, with reasonable detail, who conducted the search, the type of search performed, and the locations searched."  "The declarations are 'relatively detailed' and the Court has no reason to find that [they were] not 'submitted in good faith.'"  "Moreover, considering the broad nature of plaintiff's document request, defendants' search of all physical and electronic files retained by all employees of U.S. Attorney's Office in question, using terms that included the plaintiff's first and last names, was 'reasonably calculated to discover the requested documents.'"

Adequacy of Search
District Court
Litigation Considerations
Updated March 22, 2019