How do you follow a case that you know is in the works?
You can use the same techniques you'd use for any appellate courts. In addition:
In Bloomberg Law, choose Dockets. Then choose the court(s) you want to follow. Search, and then click on "Create Alert."
For example, to find new tax cases filed in Washington State courts, search for tax, limited to last seven days. After you see the results, click on "Create Alert."
Note that state docket information may seem skimpy. For example, you see "Case TypeTAX Revenue Tax Warrant"—but not the complaint.
In federal dockets you can search for words in the filings as well as the docket. For federal cases you can also take advantage of the "Nature of Suit" (NOS) codes used in PACER.
For example, you can select Taxes - United States as Plaintiff or Defendant [*870] .
Process is similar in Lexis Advance and Westlaw Next dockets.
Click on the alarm clock.
Click on the bell.
Click on "Create Citation Alert."
Email alerts with summaries written by Willamette law students, covering:
Daily email newsletters summarize new cases from selected jurisdictions (U.S. Supreme Court; 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 9th, and Fed. Circuits; California Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and New York Court of Appeals). Weekly newsletters summarize new cases in about 50 topics.
Following legal newsletters in your area of interest is a great way to keep up with new cases (as well as other developments).
See Legal Newsletters section, below.
Home > Secondary Sources > Legal Newspapers & Newsletters
Summaries of new cases with link to the full text. Bulletins cover different jurisdictions; Topical Highlights cover topic areas.
Skim recent entries or set up an alert to get new summaries emailed to you.
View most recent entries.
Set up alert. (Here, searched for "health" within Health Law Topical Highlights.)