civil court lawsuits
San Francisco County Superior Court Online
The San Francisco County Superior Court has its civil lawsuit index available online, along with electronic copies of documents filed in many cases.
The main court web page is:
The searchable database for finding court cases and documents is at the page for:
You can do a Name Search there by the name of a plaintiff or defendant, or search by the case number.
After you've searched for a particular case, you'll see a list of the documents filed in the case.
The documents that can be downloaded onto your computer for viewing will be noted with a View link. The documents are in pdf format.