Thomas v. SSA, No. 13-1873, 2014 WL 259611 (2nd Cir. Jan. 24, 2014) (Jacobs, C. J., Chin, C. J., Droney, C. J.)

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2014
Re: Request for specific court order Disposition: Affirming district court's grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment
  • Litigation Considerations, Adequacy of Search:  The court holds that "[b]ecause the search was adequate, the district court properly granted summary judgment to the Commissioner."  The court explains that "SSA was unable to locate the requested court order notwithstanding multiple searches," and, "[m]oreover, a search of the docket and file associated with [plaintiff's] guardianship proceedings in the Kings County Supreme Court revealed that no court order had been entered."
Topic: 
Adequacy of Search
Court of Appeals
Litigation Considerations
Updated August 6, 2014