Court records are public domain, and many of those records are available online. The PACER (Public Access to Electronic Court Records) system provides access to court records for the federal appellate, bankruptcy and district courts.Continue Reading
The date ranges for available records vary with each federal court. Federal records not included in PACER are available in paper or electronic form through one of The National Archives' Federal Records Centers.
Municipal, county and state courts may also offer court records online. To locate these records, a user must visit their state government's website. Each state's site explains the process for accessing public court records.
If a case is newsworthy, newspaper archives may contain information on completed trials or news on upcoming trials. This information is not as detailed and comprehensive as court records, but it does provide general reporting on the outcome of a case once it is complete.Learn more about Law
Free divorce records are found either online or by going to the clerk’s office for the court that granted the divorce. Viewing the records may be free; however, the court may charge a fee for providing copies of the records, according to the National Center for State Courts.Full Answer >
A contingent liability is a liability that a business might be subjected to by an entity based on the outcome of an unknown future event like a court case. It can be regarded as a hypothetical liability that turns into an actual liability when that situation or event occurs.Full Answer >
Common court abbreviations include case names, which always contain the publication in which they appear. These publications include regional reporters, such as the "Atlantic Reporter."Full Answer >
A person or his attorney files a document called a complaint or petition with a court to start a case, according to the Oregon Judicial Department. Most cases require payment of a filing fee to file the document. The complaint must be delivered to the defendant, states the United States Courts.Full Answer >