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United States Courts Opinions Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for United States Courts Opinions are listed in the table below. Metadata fields and values are used throughout FDsys for

  • Narrowing Your Search,

  • Browsing Government Publications,

  • Field Operators,

  • Advanced Search , and

  • Display on More Information Pages.

Metadata fields and values can be entered into the Search Box using field operators. The field operators available for United States Courts Opinions are listed in the table below, along with examples for each metadata field. How to Use Field Operators

 

Additionally, some of these metadata fields are made available for use on the Advanced Search page. The metadata values can be entered in the same format for the fields available on the Advanced Search Page. How to Use Advanced Search

 

Metadata Field Display Name

Metadata Field Definition

Field Operator

Field Operator Example

Notes

Collection

The collection to which the document belongs. Typically the same as the publication or series.

collection:

 

collection:uscourts

"uscourts" is used for United States Courts Opinions

Government Author

The names of the Government organizations responsible for authoring or assembling the document.

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:(United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida)

 

Publication Date

The date the document was first made available to the public.

publishdate:

publishdate:2011

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Language

The language code of the original document, from the ISO639-2b standard.

language:

language:en

 

SuDoc Class Number

The SuDoc class number from the U.S. Superintendent of Documents which classifies Government publications by publishing agency.

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"JU 2.11"

The SuDoc Class Numbers in FDsys are  at the class stem level, not the book number level.

Ingestion Date

The date the document was ingested into the FDsys preservation repository.

ingestdate:

ingestdate:2011

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Electronic Location (URL)

The URL where the document or the document in context (the More Information page) is located.

url:

url:"http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-meb-0_5-ap-3210/pdf/USCOURTS-meb-0_5-ap-3210-3.pdf"

 

Publisher

The government organization who publishes the document or publication. Not typically the Government Printing Office (who serves as the printer and distributor), except in the case of Congressional publications.

publisher:

publisher:"administrative office of the united states courts"

 

Branch

The branch of Government responsible for the document's contents.

branch:

branch:judicial

Possible Values:

executive

legislative

judicial

Type of Resource

The media type for the document, typically "text". Defined as part of the Library of Congress MODS standard.

typeofresource:

typeofresource:text

 

Record Origin

How the record was originally generated. Typically "machine generated."

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

 

Title

The title of the opinion.

title:

title:hatch

 

Citation

The GPO standard method for searching citation references from the selected publication.

citation:

citation:(1:01-bk-13984)

 

Court Type The type of court.

courttype:

courttype:district

Possible Values:

appellate
district
bankruptcy

Court Name The name of the court.

courtname:

courtname:(United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida)

 
Case Number The case number.

casenumber:

casenumber:(10-13984)

See below for additional information.

Office Location The city in which the office handling the case is located.

officelocation:

officelocation:miami

 
District Case Type The District Court case type.

casetype:

casetype:civil

 
Nature of Suit The nature of the District Court suit.

naturesuit:

naturesuit:Insurance

 
District Cause The District Court cause.

cause:

cause:(reduction of sentence)

 
Party Name The name of a party to the case.

partyname:

partyname:hatch

 
Party Role The role of a party to the case.

partyrole:

partyrole:(Interested Party)

 
Docket Text The docket text.

dockettext:

dockettext:(judge lisi)

 
State The state where the court is located.

state:

state:florida

state:fl

 
Circuit The circuit to which the court belongs.

circuit:

circuit:11th

circuit:11

 

 

 

United States Courts Opinions Metadata Value Lists

Court Metadata Values

 

The table below lists the metadata values which can be used when limiting your search using the Court Name, Court Type, Circuit, and State advanced search fields or the courtname:, courttype:, circuit:, and state: field operators.

 

Court Code

Court Type

Court Name

Circuit

State

ca2

Appellate

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

2nd

N/A

ca8

Appellate

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

8th

N/A

gamd

District

United States District Court Middle District of Georgia

11th

Georgia

idd

District

United States District Court District of Idaho

9th

Idaho

ksd

District

United States District Court District of Kansas

10th

Kansas

med

District

United States District Court District of Maine

1st

Maine

mdd

District

United States District Court District of Maryland

4th

Maryland

mad

District

United States District Court District of Massachusetts

1st

Massachusetts

mied

District

United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan

6th

Michigan

ned

District

United States District Court District of Nebraska

8th

Nebraska

nynd

District

United States District Court District of Northern District of New York

2nd

New York

ohnd

District

United States District Court Northern District of Ohio

6th

Ohio

paed

District

United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

3rd

Pennsylvania

rid

District

United States District Court District of Rhode Island

1st

Rhode Island

txnd

District

United States District Court Northern District of Texas

5th

Texas

flsb

Bankruptcy

United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida

11th

Florida

meb

Bankruptcy

United States Bankruptcy Court District of Maine

1st

Maine

nyeb

Bankruptcy

United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York

2nd

New York

nysb

Bankruptcy

United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York

2nd

New York

nceb

Bankruptcy

United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of North Carolina

4th

North Carolina

wvnb

Bankruptcy

United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of West Virginia

4th

West Virginia

    

Case Number Metadata Values

 

Case numbers provided in metadata by the courts have been converted to user readable case numbers based on the manner in which they are typically cited. See below for information on how these case numbers have been converted for each type of court. The user readable version is displayed in FDsys, however users can search by either value using the Case Number advanced search field or the casenumber: field operator.

 

Appellate:

Four digits after the dash, five if the fifth is a non zero, etc.

09-02525 to 09-2525

 

District:

Three digits after the dash, four if the forth is a non zero, etc.

1:06-cv-00007 to 06-007

1:07-md-01842 to 07-1842

1:03-cr-00116 to 03-116

1:03-mj-00116 to 03-116

1:03-mc-00116 to 03-116

 

Bankruptcy:

Four digits after the dash, five if the fifth is a non zero, etc.

0:06-bk-13274 to 06-13274

1:10-ap-03696 to 10-3696

1:10-bk-49009 to 10-49009

 

Nature of Suit Metadata Values

 

The tables below lists the metadata values which can be used when limiting your search using the Nature of Suit advanced search field or the naturesuit:: field operator.

 

Nature of Suit

Nature of Suit Code

Insurance

110

Marine Contract Actions

120

Miller Act

130

Negotiable Instruments

140

Overpayments & Enforcement of Judgments

150

Overpayments under the Medicare Act

151

Recovery of Defaulted Student Loans

152

Recovery of Overpayments of Vet Benefits

153

Stockholder's Suits

160

Other Contract Actions

190

Contract Product Liability

195

Franchise

196

Land Condemnation

210

Foreclosure

220

Rent, Lease, Ejectment

230

Torts to Land

240

Real Property Product Liability

245

Other Real Property Actions

290

Airplane Personal Injury

310

Airplane Product Liability

315

Assault, Libel, and Slander

320

Federal Employers' Liability

330

Marine Personal Injury

340

Marine Product Liability

345

Motor Vehicle Personal Injury

350

Motor Vehicle Product Liability

355

Other Personal Injury

360

Medical Malpractice

362

Personal Injury - Product Liability

365

Asbestos Personal Injury - Prod.liab.

368

Other Fraud

370

Truth in Lending

371

Other Personal Property Damage

380

Property Damage - Product Liabilty

385

State Reapportionment

400

Antitrust

410

Bankruptcy Appeals Rule 28 USC 158

422

Bankruptcy Withdrawal 28 USC 157

423

Banks and Banking

430

Other Civil Rights

440

Civil Rights Voting

441

Civil Rights Employment

442

Civil Rights Accommodations

443

Civil Rights Welfare

444

Americans with Disabilities Act - Employment

445

Americans with Disabilities Act - Other

446

Interstate Commerce

450

Deportation

460

Naturalization, Petition For Hearing of Denial

462

Habeas Corpus - Alien Detainee

463

Other Immigration Actions

465

Civil (Rico)

470

Consumer Credit

480

Cable/ Satellite TV

490

Prisoner Petitions - Vacate Sentence

510

Prisoner Petitions - Habeas Corpus

530

Habeas Corpus - Death Penalty

535

Prisoner Petitions - Mandamus and Other

540

Prisoner - Civil Rights (U.S. defendant)

550

Prisoner - Civil Rights (U.S. not a defendant)

550

Prisoner - Prison Condition

555

Forfeiture and Penalty - Agricultural Acts

610

Forfeiture and Penalty - Food and Drug Acts

620

Drug Related Seizure of Property

625

Liquor Laws

630

Forfeiture and Penalty - Railroad and Trucks

640

Airline Regulations

650

Occupational Safety And Health

660

Other Forfeiture and Penalty Suits

690

Fair Labor Standards Act

710

Labor Management Relations Act

720

Labor Management Report & Disclosure

730

Railway Labor Act

740

Other Labor Litigation

790

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

791

Selective Service

810

Copyright

820

Patent

830

Trademark

840

Securities, Commodities, Exchange

850

Social Security - HIA (1395 ff)

861

Social Security - Black Lung (923)

862

Social Security - DIWC/DIWW (405(g))

863

Social Security - SSID Title XVI

864

Social Security - RSI (405(g))

865

Tax Suits

870

IRS 3rd Party Suits 26 USC 7609 (U.S. plaintiff)

871

Customer Challenge 12 USC 3410

875

Other Statutory Actions

890

Agricultural Acts

891

Economic Stabilization Act

892

Environmental Matters

893

Energy Allocation Act

894

Freedom of Information Act of 1974

895

Appeal of Fee Determination - Equal Access to Justice

900

Constitutionality of State Statutes

950

other

other

 

 

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