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PACER Considers Adding Bulk Data Retrieval for bankruptcy Cases

From the PACER Notice:

The Federal judiciary is considering adding bulk data retrieval functionality to the CM/ECF systems. The proposed functionality will be designed to allow customers to enter a bankruptcy CM/ECF location and download an XML file that contains all data from every case that was filed the previous day.

In addition to new cases, the file will contain the complete case record for any case filed within the last week where the data has changed from the previous day. There will be a new file available for downloading each day. The proposed cost of the file will be one page (8 cents) for each case record in the file. A detailed requirements document is available by clicking here.

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) is soliciting comments from PACER users on their interest in this capability. The AOUSC is attempting to determine the demand as well as the scope for this functionality. Public comment will be accepted through May 31, 2005.

You may submit your comments by mail, email, or fax to the following: U.S. Mail: PACER Service Center, Attention: Bulk Data Download, P.O. Box 780549, San Antonio, TX 78278 Email: pacer@psc.uscourts.gov Fax: (210) 301-6441