Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Search News on Lexis Advance to find discussion on verdicts and settlements

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Search News on Lexis Advance to find discussion on verdicts and settlements

The news media often covers court cases, particularly the outcome involving companies or hot topical issues—whether a trial or a settlement. With a simple search in News content on the Lexis Advance service, you can find information about verdicts and settlements related to companies or specific issues.

Search examples:

  • VERDICT OR SETTL! /5 APPLE
  • VERDICT OR SETTL! /5 ASBESTOS
  • VERDICT OR SETTL! /10 LIPITOR
  • VERDICT OR SETTL! /10 COMPUTER /5 HACK!

Tips:

  1. Use a larger number for the /# connector, up to 15 typically, if the company is a small one or the issue is relatively obscure.
  2. Consider running the search in the HLEAD segment if too much is retrieved (using “search within”).
  3. When using company names, be sure to use the more popular short name in the search string (Apple instead of Apple Computer, for example).
  4. If getting irrelevant results when using a popular company name, add "AND company full name".
  5. Add a court level: AND SUPERIOR COURT.
  6. Add SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT as a “search within” to find any discussion of such agreements.