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Superior Court of New Jersey
Law Division Civil Part
Discovery End Date Help Page

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  • Introduction
  • Searches
  • Abbreviations
  • FAQ

    Introduction

    This web site lists all active and inactive pending cases that are NOT impounded for the Civil Part of the Law Division of NJ Superior Court. This listing enables individuals to search and find out the Discovery End Date for a Civil case using a variety of search criteria and to obtain SOME related information.


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    Searches

    Information can be obtained by entering details in the various fields on the Discovery End Date Search Page. Restrictions have been placed on the search criteria permitted. These restrictions will narrow the search, resulting in a quicker response time and more precise data. However not every selection criteria needs to be filled in. If you have the docket number of a Civil case (from court documents received), you need only enter the docket number with the associated venue.

    Search Criteria
    Type of Search Requirement 1
    Venue

    Docket Number

     -OR-

    Company Name

    -OR-

    Party Last Name

    Docket Number
         which consists of three parts
         Docket Type
         Docket Sequence Number
         Docket Court Year
    Venue
    Party-Company Venue
    Party-Individual Last Name Venue

    Any combination of the preceding searches is permitted, provided there is at least one valid search.
    Notes: Docket Type                    is 2 characters
              Docket Sequence Number   is 6 digits
              Docket Court Year             is 2 digits

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    Abbreviations / Definitions

    Venue   County code and corresponding definition
    for where a case is filed
    (click drop down box)
     
     
    Docket Type


      IF using the Docket Number selection criteria   on the SEARCH page
    Enter the Docket Type in
    the first Docket Number Box
     
      "L " = Law division docket type
    Note: Only Law Division, Civil Part case data is available
         


    Party Type


      These are some definitions
     of the Party Type that appear
     on the DETAIL page
     
      PF = Plaintiff
    DF = Defendant

         



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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Why can't I find a case when I do an inquiry?

    2. Who should be contacted if there is a data-related problem?

    3. Who should be contacted if there is a technical problem?

    4. How do I identify the correct technical support area?



    Why can't I find a case when I do an inquiry?
    Is the case a civil case?
    The data contains only active pending NJ Superior Court Law Division, Civil Part cases.  
    Has a case been filed?
    The data contains only Law Division Civil Part cases that have been filed and entered into the system.  Also, if the case has been closed or impounded, the case will NOT appear here.
    Was specific case information, i.e. Venue, Court, Docket Number, entered?
    Because of abbreviations and other differences in data entry, the information entered in the Civil Discovery End Date database may not match the data entered in the Civil Discovery End Date Search Page. It is strongly recommended that the data entered on the Search Page be as specific as possible.
    Is any portion of the case a sensitive manner and therefore impounded?
    All or part of a case may be impounded because there is a legal requirement for confidentiality. Any part of the case that is impounded is excluded from this database. To confirm the discovery end date for an impounded case, please contact the Civil Division in the county in which the case was filed.

    Who should be contacted if there is a data-related problem?

    Please contact the Civil Division staff in the county in which the case was filed.
        Examples of data-related problems:
    • Case or party cannot be found on the discovery end date search.
    • Inaccurate or incomplete information is displayed for a case.

    Who should be contacted if there is a technical problem?

    Please contact the Judiciary Problem Reporting Desk at 1-800-343-7002 or 609-633-2275. The Judiciary Problem Reporting Desk is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, normal problem resolution will occur during regular business hours: M-F from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    When calling, please have the following information ready to give to the operator so that your problem can be registered and directed to the appropriate support area for correction:
    • Which support group needs to be contacted. (See "How do I identify the correct technical support area?", below.)
    • Your name and telephone number.
    • The title of the problem web page. The title is in the upper-left corner of the browser window. The title will begin with "CV0227W".
    • Any data field you were entering at the time or right before the problem occurred.
    • Any additional details you are able to provide relating to the problem.
    You will be assigned a problem reporting number that can be used in the future to check on the status of your problem.

    How do I identify the correct technical support area?

    If one of the Civil Discovery End Date pages does not load and you cannot access other web sites, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
    If an error message (for example, ADODB.Field error '800a0bcd') is not related to data entry, the support area is the ACMS Applications support group (ACMS).
    If you are unable to link to the Civil Discovery End Date Search page from one of the other New Jersey Judiciary's web pages, the support area is the Webmaster support group (WEB).
    If one of the Civil Discovery End Date pages does not load or respond in a timely manner, the support area is the Network support group (NETWORK). Please note that there are many possible causes for slow response time or the inability to load a page over the Internet. Please verify that you are not having problems accessing other web sites.