As you might know by now, Bloomberg Law is an
excellent source for finding court filings from federal, state, and even
or international courts. By clicking on the “Litigation & Dockets” tab,
you can search, update, and track dockets with ease. You’ll also find a link
there to “Breaking Complaints,” a unique service that we’ll spend the rest of
this post describing.
Bloomberg Law has positioned researchers in more than thirty
state or federal courts across the country who upload complaints as they are
filed with the court. In some cases, you can find complaints that have been
filed within the past hour or two! You can find a full list of the courts for
which this service is available at Bloomberg Law’s Breaking Complaints
Courts are chosen for this service based on the likelihood
that litigation relevant to business and finance will commence there. New York
state trial courts covering New York City and nearby New Jersey Courts, for
instance, are part of the Breaking Complaints service, as is the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Once you access the Breaking Complaints results list, you
can sort and filter by date or by court. The complaints that enter the system
through Breaking Complaints are also available by regular docket search, as
For an up-to-date list of jurisdictions where Bloomberg
Law’s docket coverage is available generally and what court documents you can
find within, see this list of All
Coverage (or, if you prefer, the same information in map form).
Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Tue. February 2, 2016 1:50 PM