Serv. Women's Action Network v. DOD, No. 3:11cv1534 (SRU), 2013 WL 1149946 (D. Conn. Mar. 19, 2013) (Underhill, J.)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Re: Request for records relating to sexual assault, equal opportunity, sexual harassment, and domestic violence complaints filed by service members in specific years Disposition: Denying plaintiff's motion for reconsideration
  • Procedural:  The court concludes that the arguments presented by plaintiff do not satisfy the standard for granting a motion for reconsideration.  The court previously granted defendant's motion for summary judgment, "concluding that although Plaintiffs are entitled to the public interest fee waiver, Plaintiff's original request would have imposed an unreasonable burden on Defendants."  Although plaintiffs "'indicated their willingness to settle their complaint and limit their request to a far smaller number of key documents,'" they “did not ’unequivocally’ narrow their request."  A district court is not required “to assess the reasonableness of a narrower search proposed by a FOIA requester during litigation."
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