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ECF/PACER: Special Filing and Viewing Instructions

Last Updated: March 14, 2012

FORM: Filing a Notice of Appearance
DESCRIPTION: All Parties must file a notice of appearance in the master Guidant case per Pretrial Order #2. The PDF document includes instructions on how to file the notice of appearance in ECF.

Searching for a Case Number in ECF
DESCRIPTION: You can use the Query feature in ECF to search for Guidant case numbers by party. This feature is actually linked to the PACER system, so in order to run the query you can either go into PACER directly or you can run the query option once you are inside ECF. If you run the query from ECF you will be prompted for your PACER login once you click on the query option. Remember that PACER does charge a fee for viewing or printing documents. For more information on how to run this report see PACER's Training Site and User's Manual at https://dcecf.psc.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/ShowIndex.pl

Searching for a Case Number in PACER
DESCRIPTION: You can use the PACER Case Locator system to search for case numbers a party may be linked to in your Guidant Case. All of this information can be gathered by using the party/case index in PACER. Remember that PACER does charge a fee for viewing or printing documents. For more information on how to run this report see PACER's Training Site and User's Manual at https://dcecf.psc.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/ShowIndex.pl