At Safari, we hear a lot of questions about how companies set and collect reasonable fees for responding to routine information requests. Here is a summary of what we’ve seen:
How do we determine a fee?The criteria will vary, of course, and your best source of information is the team that actually handles these requests—but these are some factors to consider.
- Number of accounts to be searched
- Number of systems to be searched
- Number of categories of records requested
What about actual amounts?Here are some numbers we’ve seen companies charging for civil subpoenas: Hourly Fees
- Range of $30 - $75 per hour, sometimes with minimums of one quarter to one hour
- $30 up to 2 hours; plus $30 per each additional hour