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Generations of lawyers have found counsel in American Law Reports (A.L.R.). The primary purpose of this title's focused articles is to provide expert guidance on a myriad of legal topics.
First appearing in 1919, American Law Reports is now in its 7th Series. Some of the features each article has to offer to facilitate your research include: a concise overview of the topic; detailed analysis of every case on point for the topic; a table of cases and statutes by jurisdiction; practice pointers; and research references to other secondary sources by West.
What follows is a sampling of citations from recent A.L.R.7th annotations you may find of interest:
Eric C. Surette, J.D., Annotation, Liability of Businesses to Governments and Consumers for Breach of Data Security for Consumers' Information, 1 A.L.R.7th Art. 2 (2015).
Marjorie A, Shields, J.D., Annotation, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as Defense to Murder, Assault, or other Violent Crime, 4 A.L.R.7th Art. 5 (2015).
Deborah F. Buckman, J.D., Annotation, Liability and Regulation of Ride-Sharing Services Using Social Media, 6 A.L.R.7th Art. 1 (2015).
Kimberly J. Winbush, J.D., Annotation, Admissibility of Victim Impact Evidence in Noncapital State Proceedings, 8 A.L.R.7th Art. 6 (2016).
Jennifer J. Chen, J.D., Annotation, Comment Note: In Camera Examination or Interview of Child in Custody Proceedings, 9 A.L.R.7th Art. 6 (2016).
George L. Blum, J.D., Annotation, Heresay Objections to Admission of Text Messages or Testimony Thereof, 10 A.L.R.7th Art. 4 (2016).
Patricia C. Kussmann, J.D., Annotation, Application of Best Evidence Rule to Electronic Evidence, Including Text Messages and E-mail, 12 A.L.R.7th Art. 1 (2016).
Fern L. Kletter, J.D., Annotation, Validity of Search and Seizure Warrant, and Execution Thereof, to Disclose Records and Electronic Communications Relating to Specific E-mail Address, 15 A.L.R.7th Art. 5 (2016).
George L. Blum, J.D., Annotation, Admissibility, Sufficiency, and Other Issues Concerning Expert Evidence to Prove or Disprove Shaken Baby Syndrome, 16 A.L.R.7th Art. 5 (2016).
Jay M. Zitter, J.D., Annotation, Nonlawyer Immigration Consultant's Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Ineffectiveness, or the Like, in Provision of Advice or Assistance in Immigration Matters, 21 A.L.R.7th Art. 3 (2017).
Jason B. Binimow, 2016 to 2017 A.L.R. United States Supreme Court Review, 22 A.L.R.7th Art. 4 (2017).
To review any of these annotations and many more, a print copy of A.L.R.7th is available in the Reference Collection (Ref KF132 .A57), and online via Westlaw.
Submitted by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian on October 11, 2017
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