Will Law Firms “Opt In” to The PACER Fees Class Action?

Dewey B Strategic:

Law firms have begun receiving class action notices inviting them to join a class action alleging that the Pacer (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) system has been overcharging for online access to federal court dockets and documents. In April 2016, The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts which oversees the PACER system was sued by three nonprofits: National Veterans Legal Services Program, the National Consumer Law Center and the Alliance for Justice. The complaint  alleges that the government has violated the E-Government Act of 2002 – which permits the federal judiciary to charge for PACER “only to the extent necessary.”