Finding a Business Case
How to Find a Business Case
Website: Nielsen Library -> Research Guides -> Finding a Business Case
1. Figure out a topic
Keywords to use:
Homicide, tort, insider trading, Securities fraud
v. Company, v. Inc
- Limit results to Case law.
- Limit by Any time Since for more recent cases.
- Look for company name, opinion, and length.
- Copy the citation at the top of the case you want (Example: 941 F.Supp. 528 (1996)).
3. Go to LexisNexis and Find Your Case
Nielsen Library -> Articles & Databases -> LexisNexis
- Do not paste the citation in the main search box.
- Click on Look up a Legal Case and enter your citation in Search by Citation.
- If you still can't find the case, try deleting the year in your citation.
4. Use Headnotes, Case Summary, Links, and a Legal Dictionary to help you make sense of your case.
- Headnotes, which are found near the beginning of the case, will show you the main points of law being argued.
- Case Summary gives a short synopsis of the case.
- Links to laws and other cases gives context to the case.
- The library has a number of legal dictionaries to help make sense of legal terms.
5. Save your case as a Word file.
- When you find the case you want, click on the icon of a disk.
- Choose Word as your format.
- Click on the red download key.