Case

Each endpoint returns a list of cases, where each case is a JSON dictionary.

Because cases in the Clearinghouse are being added and updated all the time, the case_status of a case is useful for understanding why some fields might be empty. For more information on the different statuses, see case_status.

Example: a completely blank case
{
    attorney_orgs: [],
    case_defendants: [],
    case_documents: [],
    case_dockets: [],
    case_resources: [],
    case_ongoing: "",
    case_status: "",
    case_types: [],
    cause_other: "",
    causes: [],
    class_action_granted: "",
    class_action_sought: "",
    closing_year: null,
    court: "",
    custom_issues: [],
    defendant_payment: "",
    docket_status: "",
    filing_date: "",
    filing_year: null,
    id: 00000,
    injunction_duration: "",
    issues: [],
    last_checked_date: "",
    main_docket: [],
    name: "",
    never_filed: false,
    non_docket_case_number: "",
    non_docket_case_number_type: null,
    non_docket_case_number_type_other: "",
    order_end_year: null,
    order_start_year: null,
    permanent_injunction: false,
    plaintiff_description: "",
    prevailing_party: "",
    pro_se_status: "",
    public_interest_lawyer: "",
    relief_natures: [],
    relief_nature_other: "",
    relief_sources: [],
    settlement_agreement: [],
    settlement_judgment_date: null,
    settlement_judgment_year: null,
    special_collections: [],
    state: "",
    summary: "",
    summary_published_date: "",
    summary_short: "",
    summary_tiny: "",
    terminating_date: null,
    clearinghouse_link: "",
    is_active: true,
    plaintiff_type: [],
    defendant_type: [],
    facility_type: [],
    constitutional_clause: [],
    special_case_type: [],
    content_of_injunction: []
}

For more information:

FieldTypeDocumentation (link)

attorney_orgs

array[string]

available_documents

array[string]

case_defendants

array[object]

case_documents

array[object]

case_dockets

array[object]

case_resources

array[object]

case_ongoing

string

case_status

string

case_types

array[string]

cause_other

string

causes

array[string]

class_action_granted

string

class_action_sought

string

closing_year

number

court

string

custom_issues

array[string]

defendant_payment

string

docket_status

string

filing_date

string

filing_year

number

id

number

injunction_duration

string

issues

array[string]

last_checked_date

string

main_docket

array[object]

name

string

never_filed

boolean

non_docket_case_number

string

non_docket_case_number_type

string

non_docket_case_number_type_other

string

order_end_year

number

order_start_year

number

permanent_injunction

boolean

plaintiff_description

string

prevailing_party

string

pro_se_status

string

public_interest_lawyer

string

relief_natures

array[string]

relief_nature_other

string

relief_sources

array[string]

settlement_agreement

array[string]

settlement_judgment_date

string

settlement_judgment_year

number

special_collections

array[string]

state

string

summary

string

summary_published_date

string

summary_short

string

summary_tiny

string

terminating_date

string

clearinghouse_link

string

is_active

boolean

plaintiff_type

array[string]

defendant_type

array[string]

facility_type

array[string]

constitutional_clause

array[string]

special_case_type

array[string]

content_of_injunction

array[string]

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