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New Jersey Courts Case Citator
For any citation you input, the citator attempts to return all the documents in the Rutgers NJ Courts collection that include mention of that citation. Search results are displayed with an expanded "K.W.I.C." display (your citation will be highlighted, and the results will include approx. 80 words before and after the citation). Here is what we are trying to do: with other popular commercial citators, you get either colored flags or code letters which are helpful, but naturally ambiguous. Others just give you a list of citing cases with no guidance at all. However with this citator, the goal is to give users enough information to make their own decision about the significance of the citing case, while keeping it short enough so that is not too much work.
Please keep in mind, however, that the quality of your results is based on the quality of the citation you enter.
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[Tried it but got nothing? Our search engine is pretty flexible with minor variations in spacing and punctuation, but not entirely foolproof. Leaving out all periods and spacing will probably give you a failed search. For example: "133 F.Supp.2d 1254" will work, but "133 FSupp2d 1254" will not.]
FIND A DOCUMENT BY CITATION OR DOCKET NUMBERIn order to find a document by its New Jersey Reports (N.J.), New Jersey Superior Court Reports (N.J. Super.), or New Jersey Tax Reports (N.J.Tax) citation, enter the citation below, then click "Submit." To locate a case by docket number, enter the number in the box provided, and click "Submit."
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SEARCH FOR CASES BY DATETo find cased by their date of decision, First select the courts that you wish to search. Then enter dates into the appropriate boxes. Be sure to input 4 digits for the year.
SEARCH FOR CASES BY PARTY NAMETo find cases by the names of the parties involved, First select the courts that you wish to search. Then enter names in the appropriate boxes. It does not matter which box gets the plaintiff and which gets the defendant. Enter as much or as little as you want of the name.
(Important hints) Typing both a plaintiff and defendant in only one box will almost guarantee failure. Finally, the party names that we save are generally limited to the first name that appears in the caption. For example: "William Smith and Thomas Jones v. John Cusak and William Thornton" is saved in the system as "William Smith v. William Thornton".
NOTES FOR USERS:
These cases are made available by an agreement between the New Jersey Administrative Office of Courts and Rutgers University School of Law. No changes of any kind are made by Rutgers aside from the conversion from the original wordprocessing format to HTML. All opinions are available in their original word processed format by clicking the hypertext link at the top of each document.
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(NOTE: Many Supreme Court opinions have a detailed syllabus attached to the top of the text, with a warning that the syllabus is not "official". The official opinion, however, is there below the syllabus. Just scroll down.)