By the end of the year, court reporting and litigation services company PohlmanUSA hopes that all Madison County asbestos cases will be able to be accessed through the company’s new webtool, MyDocFileServe.
As of last month, all cases filed by attorneys at Maune, Raichle, Hartley, French & Mudd in St. Louis, which agreed to be the first plaintiff firm on the system, can only be accessed through a new web server.
According to PohlmanUSA’s president Deborah Walters, the server makes filing, serving, and downloading asbestos case documents easier and cheaper.
“Our entry into the market as a new vendor lowered the price for attorneys to electronically serve pleadings to case parties, and provided a free filing option to electronically file with the court. Firms are able to pass along substantial savings to their clients,” said Walters.
The program is trademarked as MyDocFileServe, and integrates directly with the court’s Clericus Magnus filing system.
“PohlmanUSA has 25 years of experience and knowledge of the asbestos litigation and our development team, led by our Litigation Support Services Director, Alicia Hart, PMP, has worked closely with the firms involved in this litigation to build a system customized for this litigation,” said Walters.
“During initial development of the system we held focus groups with plaintiff and defense attorneys and staff. (The Maune firm) agreed to be the first plaintiff firm on the system,” said Walters. “We look forward to having additional plaintiff firms on the system before year-end.”
According to Walters, electronic filing reduces the number of lost pleadings and the number of rejected filings. It also features free bulk downloading, advanced search options, and a calendar of motion docket dates.
Electronic filing and downloading is free, and electronic service is $8 per transaction
Firms can register online at www.mydocfileserve.com, or by calling 877-421-0099. PohlmanUSA offers training via web and in person, and its office is located across from the courthouse in Edwardsville.