Plaintiff Sues Over Court Requiring LexisNexis for E-Filing
Plaintiff Sues Over Court Requiring LexisNexis for E-Filing. In Florida, permitting efiling has occupied lawyers and the Courts a number of years. Pilot projects have been ongoing, and the way has been slow. In the beginning, it was anticipated that some generic format would be allowed, such as .pdf, and that, as long as the format was okay, any means of electronic delivery of filings would be permitted. However, security and standardization, and accuracy concerns, have caused Courts to settle on a single vendor in many jurisdictions, and the leading force seems to be Lexis Nexis. Should a litigant be forced to efile, and to use a specific third party for profit vendor, to have access to the courts? In Texas, that very question will be settled by this litigation.