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Federal Civil Search


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


What’s included in your Federal Civil Search?

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 Search courts are disputes involving labor laws, such as claims over non-payment of overtime.

What may be reported on a federal civil 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 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 search 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 Federal Civil Search record with a pending case status in our instant data base has been recently dismissed.