In PACER Suit, a Class Action Even Defense Lawyers Can Love

, The National Law Journal


Paying too much for PACER? You could get an email notice later this spring to join a class action that seeks refunds for several hundred thousand people who allege the electronic court service has charged excessive fees.

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What's being said

  • Al Wheeler, Esq.

    Overcharged constantly. Go get em Deepak.

  • Joel I. Rachmiel

    Hector, I do very limited federal court work, only when defts remove me, screaming and hollering, to the District Court in S 1983 actions, which I now quickly move to remand by amending the complaint to omit the federal claims, retaining my client‘s causes only under NJ‘s state Civil Rights Act. But I‘ve never been charged by Pacer as my billing is always under the $15 per quarter minimum at which Pacer can begin to charge.

  • Hector Morera

    In this day and age where records of everything you see and do online are kept - it would be nice if Pacer did not charge you multiple times for reading the same record. They can easily tag the documents and not charge you multiple times. But I will say that I was pleasantly surprised this past billing quarter when I received a bill saying that my expenditures were under a set limit and as such were waived. Not sure if that was something new.

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