Specialized Dockets Search


Below are three examples of how Specialized Docket Search can help you pinpoint the information you need.

1: You want to set an alert for all new Chapter 11 cases filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.
  1. From the Search Bar enter “dockets” and choose the “Bankruptcy Docket Search” option or alternatively select the “Search Dockets” option and then choose U.S. Bankruptcy Courts on the top of the form that appears
  2. The Dockets Search form appears.
  3. Click the “Select Courts+” item on the Courts field.
  4. In the Sources field, input "bankr south fl,
  5. The autocomplete functionality shows you all courts matching the keyword of Bankruptcy Southern Florida
  6. You can also scroll through the source tree to browse the options
  7. Select U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida Dockets.
  8. Select the Chapter 11 checkbox.
  9. Click the Create Search Alert link.
2: You want to search for all civil U.S. District Court and Appellate Courts patent, copyright or trademark dockets involving IBM and its subsidiaries
  1. From the Search Bar enter dockets and choose the “Federal Docket Search” or alternatively select the “Search Dockets” option and then choose U.S. District & Appellate Courts on the top of the form that appears
  2. The Dockets Search form appears.
  3. Click “Select Courts+” on the Courts field.
  4. Input the keyword US.
  5. The autocomplete functionality shows you all courts matching the keyword of US
  6. Alternatively, you can browse the source list and to drill-down to your desired court(s)
  7. Select All U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and District Court Dockets.
  8. In the Ticker field, input IBM and select International Business Machine Corp (U.S.) from the auto-complete list.
  9. From the Civil or Criminal drop-down list, select Civil. (optional – this is not necessary if you choose a Nature of Suit)
  10. Click “select options” on the Nature of Suit field, input Copyright, and select Property Rights -Copyrights[*820].
  11. Repeat step 10 for the words Patent and Trademark.
  12. Click Search.
  13. The matching dockets appear.
3: You are looking for a motion to dismiss before Judge Pauley in the Southern District of New York.
  1. From the Search Bar enter dockets and choose the “Federal Docket Search” or alternatively select the “Search Dockets” option and then choose U.S. District & Appellate Courts on the top of the form that appears
  2. The Dockets Search form appears
  3. Click “Select Courts+” on the Courts field, input "New York South" or "SDNY,"
  4. The autocomplete functionality shows you all courts matching the keyword of New York Southern District
  5. Alternatively, you can browse the source list to drill down to your desired court(s)
  6. Select United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Dockets
  7. In the Judge field, input Pauley.
  8. In the Keywords field, enter "motion to dismiss,".
  9. Click Search. The matching dockets appear.