Atty Says Alabama E-Filing Fees Are Unconstitutional

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 3:38 PM EST) -- An Alabama attorney has launched a putative class action in federal court that accuses the contractor for the state courts' electronic filing system of unconstitutionally coercing lawyers to pay credit card convenience fees in order to e-file civil matters.

Birmingham attorney Mark Erdberg claims in his suit filed Nov. 16 that On-Line Information Services Inc., which oversees the e-filing system that became mandatory for all civil matters in Alabama courts in October, is forcing attorneys to pay for e-filing by credit card, to which the contractor...
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