Civil Records

Civil Records include detailed information that helps identify non-criminal suits filed by individuals or corporations, including product-liability suits, civil-rights violations, judgments for nonpayment of goods, and litigation related to divorce and child custody. Single county court records and civil searches produce reports of civil litigation and any corresponding judgments that result from litigation. Search parameters and results may vary by state.

There are two primary types of records in the context of a background check:

Civil court records include both county civil court records and federal civil court records. County civil court records provide information about claims, suits, and judgments filed by or against the subject of the report. Examples of findings include divorce, car accidents, product liability suits, consumer rights claims, nonpayment for goods, and other similar cases. These cases can be found at county levels.

Federal civil records are searched at an appropriate US District Court. Cases are typically related to interstate commerce, violations of civil rights, issues involving the Federal government, financial institutions, Federal regulations requires that every employer and agricultural recruiter hiring, or recruiting for a fee, an individual for employment in the United States must complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Form I-9 will help you verify your employee's identity and employment authorization.

Why do you need Civil Record Verification?

Civil searches are useful for identifying risky applicants who may have a history of repeated complaints that have not resulted in criminal charges. Employers check both job applicants and existing employees for several reasons. The things an employer may want to know about can vary with the type of job.

Primary reasons to conduct civil record screening:

  • False or inflated information supplied by some job applicants make employers wary of accepting anyone's word at face value.
  • Federal and state laws compliance etc.
  • Negligent hiring results in heavy penalty lawsuits.
  • Terrorist acts of September 11, 2001.
  • Corporate executives, officers, and directors face a degree of scrutiny in both professional and private life as a result of corporate scandals.

Credential Research's® Civil Record Search Services:

Credential Research® has consistently helped its clients to identify high-risk applicants by revealing any legal actions filed involving the applicant as well as particulars of action, remedies and awards in a case(s).

Credential Research® provides the most comprehensive reports for civil court record searches and litigation background checks available which in turn helps our clients to make the right decision when it comes to identifying applicants with risky or excessive civil records or judgments. Credential Research® performs both automated and manual searches of the records wherever the applicant has been known to reside for the past decade.

Civil records unearth applicants details like:

  • Lawsuits
  • Divorce(s)
  • Restraining orders
  • Break of Contract(s)
  • Paternity suits
  • Domestic disputes