In re: Application for Multi-Court Exemption from the Judicial Conference's Electronic Public Access (EPA) Fees

Filing 2

ORDER Granting Mark Fahim an exemption from the electronic public access fees. Signed by Judge Heather Z. Cooper on 6/4/2024. (mhd)

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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT DISTRICT OF VERMONT In re: Application for PACER Fees Exemption Case # 2:24-mc-95 ORDER GRANTING MARK FAHIM AN EXEMPTION FROM THE ELECTRONIC PUBLIC ACCESS FEES This matter is before the Court upon the application and request by Mark Fahim for an exemption from the fees imposed by the Electronic Public Access (“PACER”) fee schedule adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts. Based on the application and applicable rules, THE COURT FINDS that Mark Fahim, as a graduate student and research assistant to Dr. Nonna Sorokina at Penn State University, falls within the class of users listed in the fee schedule who are eligible for a fee exemption, and that Mark Fahim has demonstrated an exemption is necessary in order to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote public access to information. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Mark Fahim shall be exempt from the payment of fees for access via PACER to the electronic case files maintained in this Court, to the extent such use is incurred in the course of his research, from the date this Order is entered until August 31, 2024. However he shall not be exempt from the payment of fees incurred in connection with other uses of the PACER system in this Court. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the following limitations shall also apply: 1. this fee exemption applies only to Mark Fahim and is valid only for the purposes stated above; 2. this fee exemption applies only to the electronic case files of this Court that are available through the PACER system; 3. Mark Fahim is prohibited from selling for profit any data he obtains as a result of receiving this exemption; 1 4. Mark Fahim is prohibited from transferring any data obtained as a result of receiving this exemption, including redistribution via internet-based databases; 5. this exemption is valid until August 31, 2024; and 6. this exemption is subject to revocation by the Court at any time. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk shall promptly send a copy of this Order to the PACER Service Center. SO ORDERED. June 4, 2024 Burlington, Vermont _____________________________ Heather Z. Cooper United States Bankruptcy Judge 2

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