The search sites listed
here involve internal sites and documents.
For external links, please go
to our links section.
This page lists the different indices and search engines available at the
University of Miami to research and locate documents from the Everglades
Litigation collection and from broader resources within the university
community. If you need more information, please contact the site
administrator. Thank you for your interest.
Litigation Index (database)
This link will take you to the introductory section of the Everglades Litigation
Index site. While the University of Miami School of Law
Library has in the past made available a portion of this large
index (or database),
it is not presently accessible as it undergoes certain
technical upgrades. This introduction reviews the
history and creation of the index along with detailed
explanations of searching techniques. We hope to make
the database available again as soon as possible.
The index contains bibliographic
information on documents produced during the discovery proceedings of Everglades related
water quality litigation, including United States v. SFWMD (case number USDC
88-1886-CIV-HOEVELER), SWIM challenge lawsuits and other litigation in various fora over a
ten year period. Together, these documents constitute one of the largest collections of
materials gathered concerning the Everglades.
Litigation (Case) Matrix
This page explains how
to locate cases and the documents, such as pleadings, transcripts,
exhibits related to a particular case by placing emphasis on the location
of cases within the legal framework. The underlying legal underpinnings of
the collection provide a formal and structured way to organize documents
and materials. This section will explain how to locate documents by
reviewing the legal cases.
The Litigation matrix has three components:
1 A top menu where you search for cases by the
year of filing;
2 A side bar ordered by judicial jurisdiction;
3 A central frame where your results are displayed, it
all cases contained in the collection by combining the first two filters (i.e., year of filing and
Search the Everglades Litigation collection thru
the UM search engine
This links to the University of Miami
search engine, which indexes all pages on our site. This means that
while the search will produce reliable results from materials on our site,
it may also include pages outside our site, i.e., University of Miami
(including Law School) pages not related to the Everglades Litigation