Free Law Project Executive Director Files Declaration in Class Action Lawsuit Re: PACER Fees
The declaration in the National Veterans Legal Services Program v. United States case was filed today by Thomas Lee and Michael Lissner and discusses the fee structure of the PACER service.
Lissner is the Executive Director and Lead Developer at the Free Law Project.
Free Law provides several resources including the wonderful Court Listener database.
Lee and Lissner write:
As we explain in detail below, it is overwhelmingly likely that the PACER system, as operated by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AO), collects fees far in excess of the costs associated with providing the public access to the records it contains.
Direct to Full Text of Declaration Filing (18 pages; PDF)
Background About Law Suit (via Free Law Project)
- A Complete Chronology of PACER Fees and Policies
- How Much Money Does PACER Make?
- The Cost of PACER Data? Around One Billion Dollars.
- Downloading Important Cases on PACER Costs More than a Brand New Car
- What is the “PACER Problem”?
- What Should be Done About the PACER Problem?
- What is a “Page” of PACER Content?
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.