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Can you look up past court case resolutions?

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Although there is not one central registry for all U.S. court cases as of 2015, many case outcomes from select courts are available online. Pacer.gov lists most records from federal court cases, and many state and local courts offer online records on their own websites.

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Each court or jurisdiction decides whether to release case information online. Some courts charge a fee, while other courts offer case information for free. The National Center for State Courts provides information about how to find court records in each state. Some private websites offer search services that compile case results from multiple jurisdictions. As of 2015, most records available online are relatively recent, but many courts continue to add older records to their online databases.

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