Witzke v. Marlan et al

Filing 45

ORDER GRANTING Plaintiff's 35 Motion to Waive fees for User Access to Pacer--Signed by Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti. (MWil)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION SCOTT A. WITZKE, Case No. 2:16-13753 District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti Plaintiff v. RUSS MARLAN and ALEX J. SMITH, Defendants. ___________________________________/ 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 www.pacer.gov). 1    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 particular case. 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. s/Michael Williams Case Manager for the Honorable Anthony P. Patti 2   

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