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MGT301 Business Law I: Court Cases

Information Resources for Business Law

What is case law?

From Wikipedia:

Case law is the reported decisions of selected appellate and other courts (called courts of first impression) which make new interpretations of the law and, therefore, can be cited as precedents in a process known as stare decisis. These interpretations are distinguished from statutory law which are the statutes and codes enacted by legislative bodies; regulatory law (a.k.a. administrative law) which are regulations established by governmental agencies based on statutes; and in some states, common law which are the generally accepted laws carried to the United States from England.

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Pennsylvania State

Thomson Reuters Westlaw logo

 

  • Click on the tab labeled “State Materials”
  • Click on “Pennsylvania” from the list of states
  • Click on “All Pennsylvania State Cases”
  • Enter your search terms in the box at the top of the page
  • Click on the “Search” button
  • Note: links to related documents will appear in the column on the right
OR use the "Shortcuts" menu on the left
  • If you have a citation for a specific case, you can search by citation number (e.g., 98 S.CT 2733)
  • If you have the name of a case, you can search by title (e.g., Roe v. Wade)

Nexis Uni Logo 

  • Under "Guided Search" click on "Cases."
  • Under "Which Jurisdiction?" click on "State Cases."
  • Type in "Pennsylvania" or the state of your choice.
  • Click on the state link that appears.
  • Enter your search terms under "..about"
  • Select a date range from the drop down menu if needed.
  • Click on "Search" button.

GoogleScholar logo

  • Click on "Case Law"
  • Enter keywords if looking up cases on your topic OR enter a specific case name as an exact phrase
  • If searching for Pennsylvania case law, select "Pennsylvania courts"
  • Click the search button.

Lycoming County

Other Courts

Thomson Reuters Westlaw logo
  • With the “All Content” tab selected, click on “Cases”
  • Select the court you wish to search
  • Enter your search terms in the box at the top of the screen
  • Click on the “Search” button

Nexis Uni database logo

  • Select "Cases" under "Guided Search" section "What are you interested in?"
  • Select appropriate jurisdiction for your search
  • Enter search terms under "..about"
  • Adjust date selection if needed
  • Click on "Search" button
  • From results list column on the left, select the appropriate court

GoogleScholar logo

  • Click on "Case Law"
  • Enter keywords if looking up cases on your topic OR enter a specific case name as an exact phrase
  • Use the "Select courts" option to choose from a list of courts in different states, districts, etc.
  • Click on the search button

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