Specialized Dockets Search


    1. Enter a ticker or a company name in the Ticker field to get results where that entity and/or its major subsidiaries are a party. The tickers align with the company profile pages.
    2. You can perform a docket search that includes or excludes chosen nature of suit codes. To exclude click the drop-down menu and select Exclude.
    3. Enter a patent number in this field to find dockets where the designated patent is referenced.
    4. Choose "Civil" or "Criminal" to narrow your search to those dockets.
    1. Select a checkbox to limit your search to cases filed under a particular Chapter of the Bankruptcy Code.
    2. You can limit your search to dockets that have assets listed, or that have no assets listed. The site defaults to Include All.
    3. You can perform a docket search that includes or excludes chosen nature of suit codes. To exclude click the drop-down menu and select Exclude.
    4. Enter a Nature of Suit name or number in the Add Nature of Suit Box, or click Browse to explore potential Nature of Suit codes.

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 Bloomberg Law menu, select Litigation & Dockets, and then select Search Dockets.
  2. The Dockets Search screen appears. 
    *Note: The Bankruptcy Docket Search Options are hidden.
  3. In the Courts Look-Up field, input "bankr south fl,"
  4. The autocomplete functionality shows you all courts matching the keyword of Bankruptcy Southern Florida.
  5. Clicking the Browse button displays the Court Dockets, changes the button state to Hide, and allows you to drill-down to your desired court(s).
  6. Select U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida Dockets..
  7. The Dockets Search screen expands to include the Bankruptcy Docket Search Options..
  8. Select the Chapter 11 checkbox.
  9. From the Run Search and then Create Search Alert.
You want to search for all civil U.S. District Court patent, copyright or trademark dockets involving IBM and its subsidiaries.
  1. From the Bloomberg Law menu, select Litigation & Dockets, and then select Search Dockets.
  2. The Dockets Search screen appears.
  3. In the Courts field, input US.
  4. The autocomplete functionality shows you all courts matching the keyword of US.
  5. Alternatively, you can click the Browse button to display Court Dockets and to drill-down to your desired court(s).
  6. Select All U.S. District Court Dockets.
  7. The Dockets Search screen expands to include the Federal District Docket Search Options. Note: The additional fields for the U.S. District Courts include: Ticker, Civil/Criminal, Nature of Suit Include/Exclude, and Patent Number.
  8. In the Ticker field, input IBM and select International Business Machine Corp (U.S.) from the auto-complete list.
  9. From the Type drop-down list, select Civil.
  10. In the Add Nature of Suit field, input Copyright, and select Property Rights -Copyrights[*820].
  11. Repeat step 6 for the words Patent and Trademark.
  12. Click Search.
  13. The matching dockets appear.

You are looking for a motion to dismiss before Judge Pauley in the Southern District of New York.

  1. From the Bloomberg Law menu, select Litigation & Dockets, and then select Search Dockets.
  2. The Dockets Search screen appears.
  3. In the Courts Look-Up 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 click the Browse button to display Court Dockets and to drill-down to your desired court(s).
  6. Clicking the Browse button displays the Court Dockets, changes the button state to Hide, and allows you to drill-down to your desired court(s).
  7. Select United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Dockets.
  8. In the Judge field, input Pauley.
  9. In the Keywords field, enter "motion to dismiss,".
  10. Click Search. The matching dockets appear.