The Court of Appeals

 The Court of Appeals of Louisiana Johnson Construction Company

HOW TO BRIEF A COURT CASE—This is one of the methods to examine and analyze a court case—commonly called a “case brief”.


What information does the citation of the case tell you?

What are the Facts of the case—i.e. what is this case about?  (no more than two sentences)

Who is the Plaintiff?  Who is the Defendant?

What happened at the trial?

What is the issue that this court has to decide—i.e. the legal theory or concept?

Who won?

Why?  (What is the Rule of law that will be used as the precedent to be followed in future cases?) –one sentence

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