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Friday, June 26, 2015

NorCo's Fixes Faulty Online Civil Division System Disclaimer

Earlier today, I told you that Northampton County's online record of civil matters has a faulty disclaimer. It was inaccurately reporting that data was updated as of the previous day, without bothering to tell you that it's actually three or more weeks behind. This error is a result of not properly vetting this system with those who use it regularly.

Since my initial report to you, Northampton County has modified its disclosure to warn users that the "data update does not reflect a cover date for indexing." Translated into English, this means users should beware that there may be filings that have not yet made it into the system.

Over the next week, I plan to look at the online system in more detail and can almost guarantee that I will find more problems. No matter what software program is in place, it always pays to have active users check it. This is something that Northampton County administrators failed to do.

Hubris is the most fatal flaw of all.


Anonymous said...

You're wrong. They did test this with a group of NCBA members and we did catch several issues.

Bernie O'Hare said...

you missed a pretty basic flaw with that dosclosure, if you are really one of those who checked, which I doubt. I know that only a very few attorneys use the civil computer. I know of no attorney who bothered checking the online system against the courthouse computer. I am also noticing date range errors bc I really am checking the system.

Anonymous said...

Scomillio probably offered his talents. Hubris plus incompetence in the County realm.

Anonymous said...

Off topic, but the implosion of the IMF is starting....Greece in set to default on Tues, and the Greek citizens have already started a run on the banks, effectively shutting them down. When this happens, the alternative to complete implosion of the EURO zone , is for the Federal Reserve to extend more credit and print even more money.

" But, in reality, if Greece were to default, a run on Greek banks, and flight of capital out of Greece would likely accelerate Athens’ downward spiral. “If Greece defaults to the IMF, they are considered in default to the rest of the Eurozone,” says Ronald Ruparel, Head of Economic Research, at Open Europe. “Such a scenario would risk the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) — canceling all or part of its facility; or, even declaring the principal amount of the loan to be due immediately,” said analysts at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch."

If anyone reading this has bank stocks, get out, very quickly

Anonymous said...


check out this shit, it aint good. I'd hate to be a greek citizen right now