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Friday, January 21, 2005

The Judicial Conference of the United States recently increased the fee for public access to case information from seven cents (.07) to eight cents (.08) per page, effective January 1, 2005. Beginning January 1, 2005, the fee for viewing single case reports and documents larger than 30 pages will be $2.40 (the new 30 page rate). The fee for viewing multi-case reports and transcripts will be based on the actual number of pages - there will not be a page limit. When the Notice of Electronic Filing is received after a transcript has been filed, it will state: "You will be charged for viewing the referenced documents according to the total number of pages; the usual 'free look' and 30 page limit does not apply." The user will be prompted for a PACER login and password. A PACER billing screen will be displayed showing how much the user will be billed.

The following nature of suit codes have been added to CM/ECF:

196 - Contract: Franchise
445 - Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Employment
446 - Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Other
480 - Consumer Credit
490 - Cable/Satellite TV

The new codes will be added to the civil cover sheet instructions shortly. The cover sheet instructions are located @

Finally, we would like your input on reports/case information in CM/ECF. We have now been on CM/ECF for over three years. The District Court of Nebraska would like to know how we are doing with respect to reports and case information provided to our users. Your input will help us provide a better product in the future. Please take the time to complete the survey at

Thank you, United States District Court Clerk's Office

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk's Office at (402) 661-7350.