People are generally more familiar with the idea of a criminal background check than a civil history background check. Civil cases involve legal disputes between two or more parties involving non-criminal actions. Civil history background checks search for records of these cases, including outcomes such as dispositions or last entries.
A disposition closes a case and features details about any judgments entered as a result, incoming to whom the judgment was awarded and the amount of money it entailed. A last entry indicates the case is still in the court system and judgments are pending. It will include the most recent action in the case, and the next court date. For cases settled out of court, there will be no disposition, and there will likely be a last entry noting the case was settled.
These civil checks seek to verify the identities of parties involved in a civil case, the type of case, when it was filed, the case number, the jurisdiction and any judgments.