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Should You Start Your Research With Court Opinions?
In general, allow annotated statutes and secondary sources to guide you to relevant court opinions.
Online Legal Research Databases
Torts Practice Page [LexisNexis]
Start at this page dedicated to torts materials in Lexis Nexis. It provides links to search for primary sources, such as court opinions and statutes, as well as relevant secondary sources.
50 State Surveys [LexisNexis]
Search across jurisdictions to find laws related to single subjects, such as premises liability or defamation.
Westlaw for Law Schools
Westlaw does not have a torts & personal injury practice area page. Select an appropriate jurisdiction for your caselaw or statute searches. You may also browse to Key Numbers and look at topic 272 NEGLIGENCE or 379 TORTS to do highly targeted caselaw searches by specific torts topics.
50 State Surveys [Westlaw]
Search across jurisdictions locate laws in such areas as negligence and products liability.
Torts Treatises & Monographs
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