Federal Civil History
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Cases are typically related to interstate commerce, violations of civil rights, issues involving the federal government or federal statutes, financial institutions, etc.

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What's included?
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
  • Plaintiff
  • Defendant
  • Filing date
  • Case type
  • Finding
  • Finding date
  • Conditions
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.


Do take into account that while our goal is to update our instant database with new counties and new county records regularly, it is possible that a traditional on-premise court house search would provide more up-to-date information and could, for example, show that a criminal record with a pending case status in our instant data base has been recently dismissed.

* Based on comparison of the number of sources of conviction data for online criminal conviction databases that make their source lists publicly available.

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