For example, somebody might have sued the federal government for a violation of their constitutional rights and individuals can also sue county and municipal governments for other violations of their civil rights. Likewise, the federal government can sue parties if a federal statute is violated, for example when a medical institution is thought to be over-billing Medicare and Medicaid. Another common matter that is resolved in the federal civil courts are disputes involving labor laws, such as claims over non-payment of overtime.
What may be reported on a federal civil record search?
- Case number
- Filing date
- Case type
- Finding date
What is the scope and typical turnaround time on a federal civil record search?
Because approximately 93% of federal districts have their docket records electronically accessible, it takes on average only about a day to retrieve and return federal civil records. Like all other direct court house searches, federal law restricts most civil searches to seven years.