What is it?
Federal Civil Records search can be used to determine if a candidate is named in lawsuits, either as a plaintiff or as a defendant. Federal Civil court files are searched by name, in the counties of current residence and/or prior residence, or nationwide. The Federal Civil Records Search will cover a history of at least seven years from the date of request.
How does it work?
Searches a specified jurisdiction to identify non-criminal suits filed by individuals or corporations, such as product-liability suits, local civil-rights violations, and judgments for nonpayment of goods. Verified First uses the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website to perform this search. The PACER Case Locator (PCL) is a national index for district and appellate courts.
Who needs this search?
Organizations that want to avoid hiring individuals with a propensity to be involved in litigation should consider running the Federal Civil Search.
Why run this search?
The Federal Civil search will give you an insight into whether an applicant has sued or been sued or had civil rights judgments cast against them. It is common for this search to be done for higher level, white collar candidates so organizations can see if their candidates have anything in their background that could cause an immediate PR issue or serve as a warning sign for potential litigation against them based on past litigious actions. Because dissemination of negative information is being spread more rapidly through social media, these searches are becoming more common for new hires across the board.
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