Expanding Research Notes
Having found the controlling statute, but being unable to
efficiently utilize the large number of annotations, you might turn
to a secondary source that will analyze and synthesize your issue.
At this point you have two choices: y
Alternative sources of Compensation Notes
Motor vehicle insurance: it is possible to collect compensation
fro the defendants insurer.
No-Fault insurance: a no fault insurance system is available to
Canadians in order to provide funds without evidence of f
ALR Index Notes
This is the first page of the article found in the ALR Index
that seems most relevant.
It is a summary of the issue, with reference to the lead case
that initiated the article.
The full text of the lead case can be found at the end of the
Civil remedies Notes
Civil cases generally handles compensating one party with
financial gain because of the damages that have occurred
through situations, breach of contracts or other circumstances.
Although most of these cases are easy to determine, per
Ensuring Currency and Validity of Law Notes
Once you have found the relevant cases and statutes, you
must determine the current status of the law.
Check the validity of any relevant case or statute before
continuing your research.
A case may be reversed,
Identifying Cases to Cite Notes
Section 13 of the ALR article analyzes some of the factors that
courts have considered when determining whether an employee
acted within the scope of his employment when committing a
nonsexual assault at the business of a c
Isolated and analyzed Laws Notes
The next step is to read the full text of the cases that seem
The critical and often very subtle factors
that influence a decision must be isolated
and analyzed. This can only be fully
accomplished by a thor
Online Research Notes
You could have searched first for the terms of art on
Westlaw. In this session, you might want to supplement and
confirm your print product research in the ALR database.
Whether you look for the relevant article(s) by using the print
Topic and Key Numbers Notes
You will want to identify relevant cases through sources
other than the ALR article to verify that you are using the
most relevant cases and the strongest arguments.
Key Number Digests are one option of identifying cases with
Understanding Civil Law Notes
The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to
his fellow citizens.
Public Law: Deals with the relationship between state
(government) and individuals or organizations.
Private law: de
Third party Claims Notes
Third party claim: a complaint filed by the defendant claiming
that another party is at fault.
Liable: legally responsible for a wrongful action.
Examination for discovery: examination of evidence by both
sides before a civil tria
Stages of a Civil Action Notes
Cause of the action
Complaint or reason for suing
Writ of Summons
In some provinces only/ issued by the court
Statement of claim
The facts according to the plantiff
Statement of Defence
The defendants response or counterclai
The Economic Analysis or Diminishing Return Rule Notes
Youve done the research and you feel confident of your
understanding of the issue.
You have isolated the most relevant articles, cases, statutes,
and key numbers that were found by different methods o