Q: How can I find out if a lawsuit was filed against someone?
Trying to confirm if civil suit was filed against an individual.
A: It depends on whether or not you know the case would have been filed in state court in South Carolina or Federal Court. Typically, if it is a simple negligence case and all parties live in South Carolina the case would be filed in state court and could be found here by county (https://www.sccourts.org/casesearch/). I would start with the county where the potential Defendant resides, and then the county where the incident occurred if different, then wherever Plaintiff lives and end look in surrounding counties. Federal Court is a bit more complicated as you will need an account, but here is the link to their online system: https://pacer.uscourts.gov.
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