Asarco, Inc. v. U.S. Envtl. Prot. Agency, 2009 WL 1138830 (D.D.C. Apr. 28, 2009)

Key Insight: Where plaintiff argued it made a sufficient showing of bad faith to justify discovery regarding the adequacy of defendant?s search and the exemptions claimed but where plaintiff presented no genuine issue of material fact to which discovery would be devoted and where the remedy for a deficient search is to remand to the agency for a more adequate search, court denied plaintiffs? motion to take discovery; where defendant used only one search term — ?recontamination? ? court ordered ?one last search? using the terms: ?recontaminate,? ?recontaminat,? ?recontamination,? and ?contaminate again?

Nature of Case: FOIA

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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