August 23, 2005
GENERAL ORDER REGARDING TEMPORARY EXEMPTION FROM ELECTRONIC PUBLIC ACCESS FEES (PACER)
This Court considered a request from Lars Lefgren and Frank McIntyre, professors of economics at Brigham Young University, by letter dated July 22, 2005, requesting an exemption from PACER fees for the 3-month period of September 1, 2005 to December 1, 2005, in order to conduct research regarding how bankruptcy varies across the income distribution and the extent to which bankruptcy serves as insurance for medical, legal, and employment shocks. Appendix I of the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, issued in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1930(b), provides that the Court may exempt persons or classes of persons from a fee for electronic access to Court data.
IT IS ACCORDINGLY ORDERED that Lars Lefgren and Frank McIntyre, professors of economics at Brigham Young University, be granted an exemption from the fees for electronic access to court data (PACER) for the period September 1, 2005 to December 1, 2005.