Reuters: Judge approves $125 million PACER fees settlement with US judiciary

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Nate Raymond


Freedom of the Press

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on March 20, 2024.

Currently, users of PACER, which stands for Public Access to Court Electronic Records, are charged $0.10 per page to download documents up to a $3 cap, which does not cover transcripts. PACER debuted nationally in 2001.

The settlement resolves a 2016 lawsuit filed by the non-profits the National Veterans Legal Services Program, the National Consumer Law Center and Alliance for Justice alleging the judiciary overstepped its authority when collecting fees.

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