Bloomberg Law
Nov. 29, 2018, 11:03 AM

Class Action Over ‘Excessive’ PACER Fees on Appeal

Jon Steingart
Jon Steingart
Legal Intelligence Reporter

A class action over fees that the federal judiciary charges for electronic access to court filings is now in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

There are several hundred thousand eligible class members who have been charged excessive fees, according the lawsuit being litigated by the National Veterans Legal Services Program, National Consumer Law Center, and Alliance for Justice.

Fees for Public Access to Court Records, or PACER, are higher than what’s needed to operate the system, which isn’t allowed by the law that authorizes the judiciary to charge, they say.

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