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Tort Law: Primary Sources

Resources available at LaValley Law Library relating to the area of Tort Law

Federal and State Law

Federal Law


State Law

Tort Law is primarily state-based, with each state having its own set of laws on various types of tort actions. 

 

WestLaw Edge Resources

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Key Numbers

Case Law

  • Consult an annotated code to identify cases applying or interpreting a specific law. 
  • Conduct a KeyCite (Westlaw Edge) or Shepard's (LexisNexis) if you have a citation to a case. KeyCite and Shepard's trace the history of the case to which have a citation and later cases that have referred to the case. Cases about the statute will be listed as citing references. 

Locating Case Law on Westlaw

  • Search a single jurisdiction using keywords
  • Search multiple jurisdictions using key words
  • Search of specific areas of Law
  • Search by Key Number

Locating Case Law on LexisNexis

  • Browse Topics > Torts
  • Then follow the instructions to limit the search

National Survey of State Laws (available on HeinOnline)

  • Browse Databases by Category
  • U.S. State
  • National Survey of State Laws
  • Browse Laws by Category OR Browse Laws by Topic

 

LexisAdvance Resources

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Browse Topics > Torts. 

Then follow the instructions to further limit your search.