PACER FEES CLASS ACTION

This website contains information regarding a class action lawsuit that is pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, entitled National Veterans Legal Services Program, et al. v. United States, Case No. 1:16-CV-00745-ESH.

NATURE OF THE ACTION

Nonprofit groups have sued the United States government alleging that the United States government has unlawfully charged users of the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (“PACER”) system more than necessary to cover the costs of providing public access to federal court records.

The Court has allowed the lawsuit to be a class action on behalf of all individuals or entities that paid PACER fees between April 21, 2010 and April 21, 2016, excluding class counsel in this case and federal government entities.

The Court has not decided whether the fees were excessive, or whether the United States government did anything wrong. There is no money now, and no guarantee there will be any recovery.

THE CLASS

The Class includes everyone that paid fees for the use of PACER between April 21, 2010 and April 21, 2016, excluding class counsel in this case and federal government entities.

For more information, please review the Class Notice.