Q. Where can I find transcripts and exhibits from lawsuits?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) would be useful for finding this information. Annual Reports of the agency may have some interesting data (CPSC Annual Reports, Bureau of Transportation Statistics Annual Reports).
Consider agency libraries like the National Transportation Library, for the Department of Transportation, which is the agency over the NHTSA.
McDermott Library has access to the Statistical Insights database, which may contain data about recalls. The library also provides access to WestLaw and LexisNexis. Go to the Databases tab on our homepage and click the letter to find these alphabetically.
The Library of Congress has a Legal Resources page with databases and e-resources. Several are open access.
Check the library subject guides at law schools, like Georgetown's Free and Low Cost Legal Research Guide, for brainstorming ideas.