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Thomas v. SSA, No. 11-CV-3698, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63750 (E.D.N.Y. May 2, 2013) (Brodie, J.)

Re: Request for records concerning "appointment of a guardian ad litem to receive Plaintiff's social security funds" Disposition: Granting defendant's motion for summary judgment and dismissing plaintiff's FOIA claim
  • Adequacy of Search: The court dismisses Plaintiff's FOIA claims.  The court notes that "Defendant's only obligation under FOIA was to search agency records."  Here, "Defendant engaged in several searches for the relevant document and describes the search in sufficient detail."  Defendant even "searched the Kings County Supreme Court records for any relevant documents."  "Defendant has gone above and beyond meeting its required burden."
Court Decision Topic(s)
Litigation Considerations, Adequacy of Search
District Court opinions
Updated August 6, 2014