The written decision from a judge (or panel of judges) is referred to as a case, decision, or opinion.
Generally cases only from appellate courts are available. Selected state trial court decisions and verdicts are reported in the news; they are not available in traditional print or online sources. The exception: about 15% of cases from the federal district courts (the trial level in the federal system) are available in Nexis Uni.
The more information you have about a case, the more successful your search will be.
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Contact the Gallagher Law Library Research Services librarians for help with identifying and locating court opinions.