To use the General Index

  1. Complete the search form with any or all of the following criteria: Business Name, Last Name, First Name, Case Type, and dates of case.

  2. Where a down arrow () appears, click it to select an item from a list of choices.

  3. When finish filling out the screen, click the Search button to look up cases. Any cases that meet the criteria entered display on the screen.

  4. To view details about the case, click the case number shown under the first column.

Another browser window opens, revealing additional information about the case.
To print the screen from Internet Explorer, click the printer button in the browser toolbar or right-click and select "Print" from the shortcut menu. When done, Click the close button () to close the window.



Web Browsers:
This site is maximized for the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser 5.0 and above and Netscape Communicator (Navigator) 6.02 or above. New versions of America Online use an 5.0 or higher version of Explorer. This means that if you are not using one of these browsers, tables and other information may not appear properly aligned and letters may not appear the proper size. Some browsers require that you refresh the web browser (click the "reload" button) if an image does not appear on the first try. If you do not have either of these browsers, you can download them free by following the links below.

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Screen Resolution:
This site is also designed to be viewed with a screen resolution of 800 x 600 or higher, but looks best at 1024 x 768 - the resolution used on most new computers and laptops. If you cannot see the entire page, make sure your browser window is maximized. You can do this on most PCs by clicking on the small square icon in the upper right corner of the window. If you still do not see the whole width, set you screen resolution to 800 x 600 or higher. On most Windows computers, you'll find the window to change this setting by pointing at your Windows desktop and clicking the right button of your mouse. Next, click Properties then Settings. Point to the "sliding" indicator, hold down your left mouse button, and drag the indicator to the right until a screen resolution of "800 x 600" or "1024 x 768" is shown. Click on apply. See your Windows or Mac instructions for details.

Security: All forms on our site where you send us personal data are on our secure web server (https: instead of http:). When using these forms, data security between the your browser and our servers is protected by a security protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL provides data encryption, server authentication, and message integrity for a TCP/IP connection. In addition, SSL provides a security "handshake" that is used to initiate the connection. This handshake results in the client and server agreeing on the level of security they will use and fulfills any authentication requirements for the connection.

On a site not using frames, a web site secured with the SSL protocol will display a key in the lower corner of a Netscape browser, or a padlock at the bottom of a Microsoft browser, ensuring that data transmitted from that page can not be altered when routed over the Internet. On pages with frames, the page you are accessing may be secure, but the lock may not appear. To be sure, your can "right click" on the part of the screen that should be secure. In Explorer, click on properties to see if the file is encrypted. On Netscape, click on page information or frame information to do the same. Browsers that do not support SSL will be unable to access this site.