Witzke v. Marlan et al
ORDER GRANTING Plaintiff's 35 Motion to Waive fees for User Access to Pacer--Signed by Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti. (MWil)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
SCOTT A. WITZKE,
Case No. 2:16-13753
District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow
Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti
RUSS MARLAN and
ALEX J. SMITH,
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S EX PARTE MOTION TO WAIVE
FEES FOR USER ACCESS TO PACER (DE 35)
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) “is an electronic public
access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from
federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator.”
See www.pacer.gov. Currently before the Court is the above-described motion,
which was filed on October 20, 2017 and in which Plaintiff relies upon Ogilvie v.
Millsaps, No. 8:15-CV-2477-T-36JSS, 2015 WL 6688343, at *1 (M.D. Fla. Oct.
30, 2015) (“In considering whether to grant an exemption, courts must find that the
individual seeking an exemption has demonstrated that an exemption is necessary
to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote access to information.”) (citing
Upon consideration, Plaintiff’s ex parte motion to waive fees for user access
to PACER (DE 35) is GRANTED. Plaintiff currently resides in a halfway house
(DE 35 at 4), and the Court finds good cause for the fee waiver requested in this
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: November 14, 2017
s/Anthony P. Patti
Anthony P. Patti
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Certificate of Service
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was sent to parties of record
on November 14, 2017, electronically and/or by U.S. Mail.
Case Manager for the
Honorable Anthony P. Patti
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