Removing a Page From Docket Alarm
If you see a document or link on Docket Alarm that you believe should be private, you can use this page to suppress the result so that it does not appear in search engine results.
Cases We Remove
Below are examples of types of cases that Docket Alarm will seek to suppress from public search engines:
- Bankruptcies more than two years old.
- Discrimination or unfair termination lawsuits (if the removal request is brought by the plaintiff).
- Social security cases.
- Any case that a court has ordered to be sealed.
- Cases involving minors.
- Old criminal cases.
- Cases where law enforcement home address or other personal information (excluding identity) is disclosed.
Docket Alarm will not take down everything, particularly cases that have a strong public interest or where corporations are on both sides of the case. We also do not honor suppression requests that are brought by legal professionals that wish to be disassociated with a case. Information on Docket Alarm is ultimately public record, so we reserve the right to deny a request, or to make no decision on a request.
How Long Will It Take?
We usually make a decision on a submission within 5 business days. Docket Alarm does not directly control search engines, so we cannot guarantee when they will remove it from their results, but they usually do within about two or three weeks.
How to Get a Page Suppressed
To remove a page from search engine results, fill out the form below. In order to remove a page, we will need your contact information, as well as case information identifying the page you would like suppressed.