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Westlaw Tip: Find a case by party name

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What’s in a name? Well, did you know you can search for cases involving a particular party in Westlaw Edge? And it’s very easy to do.

First, you can simply use the global search bar at the top of the page and type in the name you are looking for. Oftentimes, the case you want will show up as a suggestion.

Another way to find a case by party name is to click on the “Advanced” search option under the search field.

Once the Advanced search screen pops up, scroll down to the “Name / Title” section and enter in the party’s name. For example, if you wanted cases in which the “United States” is a party, you would enter in “United States.”

Another option is to simply enter in a Boolean terms-and-connectors search. For instance, if you enter in the following search terms into the main search box, you will get the same results as the Advanced search described above:

  • TI(“United States”)

Basically, this search tells Westlaw Edge that you are only looking for results that have the phrase “United States” in the title/caption.

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