I am interested in learning about some civil cases that happened in the past. What are the resources that one could use to find thematic breakdown of such cases? For example, where would I be able to see civil cases on tenant vs landlord? Interested jurisdiction - Canada.

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    What jurisdiction(s) are you interested in? Adding the relevant state/country tag(s) to your question will help others.
    – user35069
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 17:34
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    US and Canada are so different jurisdictions, you should ask those two separately.
    – Trish
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 19:06
  • thanks! edited my question now.
    – AK88
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 19:15
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    Hard copies of annotated statutes and sometimes hard copies of a subject matter arrangement of summaries of legal holdings from court cases called a "digest" can be found in law libraries and bigger public libraries. There are also books on particular subject matter areas of law with citations to cases called "treatises".
    – ohwilleke
    Commented Feb 15, 2021 at 23:32

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The Canadian Supreme Court and CanLii have free online searchable databases of statutes and selected case law.

(Other providers are available but often they are behind a paywall, or require users to register an account or be affiliated with a particular organisation.)

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