Pacer announces missing federal court documents

For those of you who do US legal research on a regular basis: Pacer has announced that there are a large number of missing documents from the US Federal Courts on their system.

According to journalist John Hawkinson this is because of a  "system integration issue — didn't prioritize backwards compatibility."

Here is the text of the announcement (and here's the original announcement page):

'As of August 10, 2014 the following information will no longer be available on PACER: 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Cases filed prior to January 1, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Cases filed prior to CM/ECF conversion
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Cases filed prior to January 1, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Cases filed prior to March 1, 2012
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California Cases filed prior to May 1, 2001

'For further information please contact the court directly. Contact information for each court is available on the Court Locator page. '

HT: Robert Richards, Legal Informatics Blog