If it is in federal court, then the state or local court would not have any record of the case. The only way to find information on a federal court case where you only have the person's name is XXXXX XXXXX into the clerk of court's office at the US District Court and they will have to do a manual name search in their system and go through perhaps several names to find the information you are looking for. Without much more information on the person you would not be able to do an online search, you need to at least call the US District Court clerk and if you get a friendly one they may search for you on the phone if you explain a good reason to them for the search.
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