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Any database for locating filed complaints or pleadings?

Besides WestLaw Next is there anything out there for finding saulgoodmanwannabe06/26/17
Wouldn't getting a PACER account help if you are talking abo wolfman06/26/17
It's a state supreme court case, pre-1990 so the county wher saulgoodmanwannabe06/26/17
I've always wondered that myself. I usually just search Goog lawyer206/26/17
Pacer? isthisit06/26/17
I think what OP means is he's found a good case and wants to sjlawyer06/26/17
Try calling the clerk. They might not scan and email it, but anothernjlawyer06/26/17
If it isn't e-filed, you need to visit the court. nycatt06/26/17
saulgoodmanwannabe (Jun 26, 2017 - 2:54 pm)

Besides WestLaw Next is there anything out there for finding individual filings in a case? I found a great case on point but would like to poach whatever I can from the actual complaint if possible.

I know WestLaw has this capability sometimes but I'm only limited to Google Scholar, Fastcase, and Casemaker.

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wolfman (Jun 26, 2017 - 3:02 pm)

Wouldn't getting a PACER account help if you are talking about a federal case?

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saulgoodmanwannabe (Jun 26, 2017 - 3:06 pm)

It's a state supreme court case, pre-1990 so the county where it was originally filed doesn't have it indexed for online access.

I suppose I could call the county and get whatever surly clerk answers and see if they'd be kind enough to locate it in the archives, scan, and e-mail to me :/

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lawyer2 (Jun 26, 2017 - 3:03 pm)

I've always wondered that myself. I usually just search Google with the case name followed by .pdf or .doc

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isthisit (Jun 26, 2017 - 3:05 pm)

Pacer?

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sjlawyer (Jun 26, 2017 - 3:10 pm)

I think what OP means is he's found a good case and wants to see the individual filings like complaint and answer and possibly SJ motions. Unfortunately OP, WLN is the only resource i know that does that work. You may also be able to go to the Court house (if that's feasible for you and see if they can pull the file from storage - depends on the state, county, your ability to convince/sweet talk/make positive sexual advances at the court clerk, etc.

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anothernjlawyer (Jun 26, 2017 - 4:21 pm)

Try calling the clerk. They might not scan and email it, but if you send them a letter paying the necessary fee you should be able to get them to retrieve it and mail you a copy.

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nycatt (Jun 26, 2017 - 5:52 pm)

If it isn't e-filed, you need to visit the court.

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