A federal civil case involves a legal dispute between two parties in the federal court system. Federal courses are much more serious in nature than the kinds of civil cases you’d tend to find on the county level.
As with a local criminal search, investigators search for dispositions or the most recent entries in the case files. Dispositions indicate the case was closed, and will include information such as judgment amounts and who was awarded the judgment. Last entries indicate the case is either still pending in the court system or was settled out of court.
Federal civil cases tend to involve issues related to civil rights violations, interstate commerce, matters involving the federal government or cases involving major financial institutions.