A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a district court’s finding that the federal judiciary had improperly covered certain expenses with PACER fees in a class action lawsuit challenging the user fees charged for access to court records.
The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed Senior U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle’s finding that did not fully side with either party. In Thursday’s opinion, the appeals court found Huvelle “got it just right” and that it too does not “accept either party’s reading” of a statute pertaining to PACER fees.
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