5 tips for efficiently using Westlaw for legal research

Jul 18, 2016 By: Ryan Pottebaum

Here are 5 ways you can use Westlaw to conduct fast and efficient online legal research.

“Permission granted” to party

Aug 30, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Where named insured’s stepson, who was fully authorized to use automobile registered in name of named insured as his own, allowed a friend to use automobile …

Trial “beauty aids”

Aug 29, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Trial counsel’s failure to advocate for defendant to have beauty aids, including makeup, a wig, and personal grooming tools, to enable her to look nicer at trial …

“Ventilating” garlic

Aug 27, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Evidence sustained finding that carrier of goods by sea failed to use due care in ventilating a shipment of garlic, and that such failure …

“Circus-like” trial

Aug 26, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

For publicity surrounding incident giving rise to charges against defendant to have infringed protections afforded by due process and Sixth Amendment, …

Bias and “imperfect men and women”

Aug 23, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Expressions of impatience, dissatisfaction, annoyance, and even anger that are within the bounds of what imperfect men and women sometimes display …

New Orleans’ “ancestral entitlement”

Aug 22, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

New Orleans retains ancestral entitlement to regulate business so as to …

Garbage bag accessibility

Aug 21, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

It is common knowledge that plastic garbage bags left on or at the site of a public street are readily accessible to …

“In cat’s best interests”

Aug 20, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

In action to determine ownership of cat, age ten, it was in cat’s best interests, given its limited life expectancy, that it remain with …

Using the legal system to “intimidate and heckle”

Aug 19, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

District court did not abuse its discretion when, pursuant to its inherent powers, it sua sponte dismissed as frivolous pro se state prisoner’s 140-page complaint …