SAMPLE RESEARCH PROJECT
Assume the following facts: You represent the buyer in a real estate
contract. You have sued for breach of contract and fraud, and have sought
damages as well as rescission. During the lawsuit your client's property
is foreclosed. How does the foreclosure affect the damage formula?
- In the left frame where
it says Search Cases, click on Keyword Search.
- A new screen will
- Place the cursor in the
"Keyword " box. Type the following words in the box (each word
should be separated by a space): rescission damages foreclosure.
- All databases are
selected by default.
- If you would like to
search all three databases, leave Select Database(s) as is. The 2d
Series, 3d Series Cases, 4th Series Cases and Daily Opinions will remain
highlighted and will be searched.
- If you would like to
search only one database, click on the database you want to search.
Select only 4th Series Cases. This database will remain highlighted.
- Once you have typed
your search and selected the database, click "Find it! Or, hit
- A new screen with the
Search Results for the 4th Series Cases will appear.
- Below the Search
Results are the Hits.
- A Hit is the number of
times your search, rescission damages foreclosure, appears in a
paragraph. Hits are not cases.
- For the 4th Series
Cases there are 3 Hits.
- Below the box is a
Results Map. The Results Map shows the number of Hits with each
combination of words. A review of the Results Map will show you where
you might want to change your search.
- To see the results of
your search, click on Click Here to View Results.
- To view 4th Series
Cases, click on Click Here to View Results.
- The results of your
search will appear in two frames. On the left is a Table of Contents
with a list of cases containing your search.
- In the right frame is
the full case of the first case listed in the Table of Contents.
- To view the case in
full screen, click on the Document icon in the bottom frame.
- To view the Table of
Contents in full screen, click on the Table icon in the bottom frame.
- The most recent
California Supreme Court cases will appear first followed by California
Courts of Appeal cases.
- If you are reading a
case and come across a California case that you want to view, place your
cursor directly on the citation of this case. Click the cursor and you
will go directly to the case cited. This is a hypertext jump. 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
- For printing
instructions, click here.
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