Search Cases By Party Name

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This search method should be used only if you know the exact name and spelling of the parties. Do not use this method if you are unsure of a party’s name. Instead, use another search method such as Citation Search (if you know the citation), Keyword Search, Advanced Search or Natural Language Search.

Suppose you want to find the case: Xuereb v. Marcus & Millichap, Inc. (1992)

3 Cal.App.4th 1338. Here's how:

  1. In the left frame where it says Search Cases, click on By Party Name.



  2. If you know the name(s) of one or both parties, type one or both names in the box that says Party Name.
  3. For Xuereb v. Marcus & Millichap, Inc.,
    type: Xuereb
  4. You can also type:
    Xuereb Marcus or Xuereb v. Marcus.
  5. All databases are selected by default.
  6. If you would like to search only one database, click on the database you want to search. This database will remain highlighted.
  7. Click on "Find It!"
  8. A new screen with your Search Results will appear.



  9. A search of Xuereb and Marcus has resulted in one Hit.
  10. To see the results of your search, click on Click Here to View Results.
  11. The results of your search will appear in two frames. On the left is a Table of Contents with the citation of the case containing the party’s names you searched. In the right frame is the full case.



  12. To view the case in full screen, click on the Document icon in the bottom frame.
  13. To view the citation in full screen, click on the Contents icon in the bottom frame.
  14. If you want to retrieve a California case cited within the case you are reading, place your cursor directly on the citation of the case you want to view and click on the citation.
  15. The case cited will appear.
  16. To return to the original case simply place the cursor on the Back arrow on your browser's toolbar, and you will return to your original case. [Note: This option works only for California cases and U.S. Supreme Court cases.]
  17. For printing instructions, click here.

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