Assignment #1: Finding case law
exercise is designed to introduce you to the process of legal
research and to develop your ability to locate a legal case or
statute from a referenced citation. The cases and statutes
cited below may be found on the Findlaw (internet website) and
in Cuyamaca College Library.
research guide has been prepared by your instructor and your librarian
to help you complete your Business 125 legal research assignment.
Warning: Use Findlaw with caution. Legal research requires
you to use the traditional hardbound legal books rather than the
Internet. Often times, legal websites are not updated regularly.
For each case, cite the parties names, date, appeal,
court and result.
US 1 In Findlaw
---> Supreme Court decisions
---> Scroll down to the search box labeled Citation search.
Type in 505 in the first box and 1 in the second box.
all Cal App citations, use the California
Reporters located in the Reference Law collection at Cuyamaca College Library.
The volume number is located on the spine of each California
Cal App. 3d 90 (Find volume 199 Cal Reporter, page 383)
Cal App 4th 790 (find volume 40 Cal Reporter 2nd
series, page 639. ***make sure you find Cal Reporter
2nd series, look for the 2d on the spine)
218 Cal App 3d 1538 (Find volume 267 Cal Reporter, page 564)
Cal App 3d 438 (find 229 Cal Reporter, page 828)
F. 2d 872 is located on the Law Reference
collection shelf, next to the student conference rooms. Look for Federal Reporter 2nd series
call# KF 105 F422 and volume 924 on the spine. Turn to
page 872. The Federal Reporter 2nd series is
not the same series as Federal Supplement or Federal Digest.
18 U.S.C. 1961
- Use Findlaw-->
Laws: cases & codes --> US Code.
In the U.S. Code, locate the Title
In Title box, enter 18. In section box,
- The following
United States Supreme court case law citation for
RICO can be accessed through Findlaw:
473 US 479
521 US 179
361 US 212
529 US 494
510 US 249
following books will explain the significance of
Encyclopedia of American Law
Law KF 154 W47 1998 v. 8) Refer to volume 8,
pages 254+.Excellent article on reforming RICO.
Law Reports (ALR): Index to Annotations
(Law KF 132.2 I53 1986) Refer to page 822.
This material is outdated.
Practice Digest, Volume 99, Descriptive word
(Law KF 127 W48).Refer to R section, no page numbers
in this book.
Juris Secundum(CJR): General Index.
Law KF 145 C56 Index R-Z. Refer to page 4-5.
Code section which requires the use of seatbelts:
1. Use the Wests Annotated
California Codes General Index.
These are soft cover volumes.
2. Find the softcover volume with the call # is
Law KFC 30.5 W4 index J-0 volume.
3. Turn to the subject Motor Vehicles,
then Seatbelts and under Seatbelts then Mandatory Use.
4. Be sure to check
the Pocket Parts.
5. Under Mandatory use you
will find a VEH code section. VEH is the
6. Go to the West Annotated Codes Vehicle
and look up the actual text.
Civil Code 1500 is located in West's Annotated
California Codes: Civil sections 1457-1618. The book
is located in Law KFC 30.5 W4.