January 21, 2022

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)

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