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How do you look up past lawsuits?

Columbia, SC |

I have a neighbor that has been suing a bunch of people in the neighborhood throughout the years, she is now threatening to sue me and I am trying to find out her past with lawsuits she has filed, how can I do this with out paying?

Attorney Answers 2


  1. go online and look for your clerk of court website in your jurisdiction. then do a party name search. if you can't do it online, then go down there in person and run a search.


  2. There may also be a limit in your Small Claims court system as to how many suits someone can file before they are considered a "vexatious litigant," so you should check Small Claims records also.

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