Court Opinions Search


The Court Opinions Search provides a keyword and fielded search over U.S. federal and state court opinions.


How to Access the Court Opinions Search

Enter “court opinions” in the Search Bar and select Court Opinion Search from the auto-complete drop-down menu.

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The Court Opinions search template displays. Enter search terms and click Search

  1. Keywords:  You can search for exact phrases by placing them in quotes, or connect keywords using Boolean search operators, or use the new natural language search.
  2. Courts:  You can search across one or many of the courts available on Bloomberg Law by clicking the Select Courts button.  Then type into the autocomplete field or select your desired jurisdictions by checking the boxes or drilling down further.  If no court is selected, all courts will be searched by default.
  3. Topics:  You can search across one or many of the topics available on Bloomberg Law by clicking the Select Topics button.  Then type into the autocomplete field or select your desired topics by checking the boxes or drilling down further.
  4. Industries:  You can search across one or many of the industries available on Bloomberg Law by clicking the Select Industries button.  Then type into the autocomplete field or select your desired industries by checking the boxes or drilling down further.  This search will return opinions where the referenced industry/ies play/s a significant role in the court’s determination.
  5. Party: Use this field to search Bloomberg Law’s court opinion database by party name.
  6. Case Name:  Use this field to search Bloomberg Law’s court opinion database by case name.
  7. Judge: Enter a judge’s last name in this field to search Bloomberg Law’s court opinion database by judge.
  8. Attorney or Firm: Use this field to search across Bloomberg Law’s court opinion database by particular attorneys or law firms.
  9. Date of Decision: By default, Bloomberg Law searches across all dates.  If you want to narrow your search, click the Any button and select from the dropdown list.  Choose from the preselected date ranges available create your own custom date range or specific date.

Court opinions search template

 

 

 Links to Create Search Alert and Add Search to Dashboard display at the bottom of the template.