Class Action Certified for Pacer Users

Posted on: January 25th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A class of Pacer users was certified by a Washington, D.C. federal judge this week.  The suit had been filed by three nonprofit groups alleging the government is illegally making a profit on the court records service.  The judge ruled the three nonprofits could adequately represent all PACER users.

The three nonprofits are the National Veterans Legal Services Program, the National Consumer Law Center and Alliance for Justice.  U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle granted the motion for class certification in the suit alleging PACER’s fees violated the E-Government Act.  The suit seeks a refund of any overcharges. Read more…