Find the Cases You Need Fast

We know how essential case law research is to your litigation practice and how finding what you need fast is crucial. Bloomberg Law® gives you multiple search options to find exactly what you need fast.

  • Bloomberg Law’s intuitive search tool works the way you work, accepting both natural language and terms and connectors queries. Simplified navigation allows you to find essential resources and pages quickly.
  • The Court Opinions Search page is where you can search published and unpublished court opinions by keyword, jurisdiction, topic, industry, judge, and party. After running your search, sort your results by relevance, most cited, date, and jurisdiction to hone in on the case you need.
  • Points of Law allows you to navigate seamlessly within a court opinion to the essential language of the court's reasoning.  You can then click through to a generalized Point of Law, the top cases in support of that statement of law, a Citation Map for data visualization, or Related Points to expand your research.
  • Bloomberg BNA’s Headnotes provide insight and analysis on important cases in key practice areas.
  • The Smart CodeSM tab at the top of statutes and regulations takes you to cases that cite, discuss, and analyze the statute or regulation in question. Then use our Strength of Discussion filter to narrow your results to the cases with the most in-depth discussion of the statute, or filter your results by keyword, date, jurisdiction, or topic.
  • We know finding a court opinion is only half the battle, so Bloomberg Law makes it easy to verify that your cases remain good law with the Bloomberg Law CitatorSMBCite. BCite’s filters and options enable you to quickly review how other courts have treated your case and to find other legal materials that have cited your case.

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Find Case Materials and Track Your Matters

With Bloomberg Law, research does not stop with court opinions. We make it easy to find relevant examples of litigation material that you may draft in practice — from complaints to motions.

  • Docket KeySM, our proprietary docket filing classification system, makes locating underlying filings easy, quick, and precise by targeting 20 categories, including motions, briefs, orders, and more.  This new technology guarantees access to the filings you are looking for instead of those that mention the keyword. 
  • Bloomberg Law’s Docket Search includes fields for court, keyword, judge, party name, party role, attorney or firm, and nature of suit (where applicable).
  • When you find dockets of interest, Bloomberg Law’s Docket Tracks, alerts you when new papers are filed.
  • With Bloomberg Law you'll enjoy access to unlimited Docket Alerts that notify you whenever new litigation matches your search criteria.  To add further power to Bloomberg Law Docket Alerts we enhance coverage in strategically selected courts with Breaking Complaints, our service that places researchers in courthouses to physically collect and expedite the delivery of complaints to you.
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