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Are civil cases litigated in the state of New York between private businesses back in the 1980s accessible to the general public somewhere somehow, either free or behind a paywall?

Say I know that a certain music producer and a certain artist had their time in a New York courtroom in 198x. How do I find the decision?

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  • clerk of the court, but you might need a case number
    – Trish
    May 10 at 7:39
  • @Trish Neither the case number nor specific court is known. Just the names and some case-specific keywords.
    – Greendrake
    May 10 at 7:44
  • that complicates things, you might need to pay a legal research office or find the party/their lawyer and try to find out if they still know or have data
    – Trish
    May 10 at 7:45
  • Appellate court rulings of widely available from a variety of databases. Trial court orders on substantive legal issues are selectively reported by commercial databases. For all else you need to get information from the court system itself.
    – ohwilleke
    May 10 at 23:43

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