Feds, PACER Users Agree 'In Principle' To Fee Suit Settlement

By Justin Wise (November 16, 2021, 1:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. government and a group of nonprofits that brought a class action over allegedly excessive fees the judiciary charges to run the Public Access to Electronic Court Records system have reached an agreement "in principle" to a proposed settlement, according to a D.C. federal court filing.

The government and plaintiffs said in a joint status report Monday that they have reached an "agreement in principle on proposed terms to resolve the matter," however they noted that the settlement terms are still subject to government attorneys obtaining approval from the U.S. Department of Justice. It is unclear how long that approval...

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