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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:

Stealing, murder
Homicide, tort, insider trading, Securities fraud
v. Company, v. Inc
Other Keywords

2. Search Google Scholar or try Other Options
Nielsen Library -> Articles & Databases -> Google Scholar

Google Scholar

  • 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.

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