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When you select a document from your results, the full text of the document is displayed. You can return to your results list by selecting Results List at the top of the page. Use Previous Document and Next Document to display the previous or next document in your results.

The Shepard's® pane to the right of the document lets you Shepardize® the document. About This Document provides more information about the document and access to the Legal Issue Trail™ so you can track the legal issues addressed in the case law document.

The search form is displayed at the top of your results so you can modify the terms, content, or topics you want to search, and run the search again if you want.

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Top of document
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If multiple reporters are listed, you can select a different reporter name to display the document in that reporter. You can also select a different reporter from the drop-down list at the bottom of the page.
Subsequent history
Subsequent history of the case.
Prior history
Prior history of the case.
Core terms
Important words and phrases that appear within the document.
Disposition of the case.
Case Summary
Case summary of the case, including the Procedural Posture, the Overview, and the Outcome of a case law document. Case summaries appear at the top of a document when it is displayed in the full view and can help you quickly determine whether to read the case in detail or review the next case in your results.
Procedural Posture
Procedural Posture section of the Case Law Summary.
Overview section of the Case Law Summary.
Outcome section of the Case Law Summary.
LexisNexis® Headnotes

LexisNexis® Headnotes identify the major points of law found in an opinion, expressed in the actual language of the court.

Each LexisNexis Headnote is numbered (such as HN#1) and shows a down arrow next to the text. If you select the down arrow or the LexisNexis Headnote number, you'll jump to the location of that headnote in the actual body of the case. At that location, an up arrow is displayed; selecting this returns you to the list of LexisNexis Headnotes, where that headnote occurs.

The abstract or summary of a point of law.
The summary of the case.
Names of the legal counsel representing each party in the case recorded in the document.
Names and titles of the judges presiding over the case recorded in the document.
Opinion by
Name of the judge delivering the opinion recorded in the document.
Text of the opinion delivered by the judge listed under Opinionby.
Concur by
Name of the judge delivering the concurring opinion recorded in the document.
Dissent by
Name of the judge delivering the dissenting opinion recorded in the document.
Text of the dissenting opinion delivered by the judge listed under Dissentby.
NavigateSelect All Terms or select one of your search terms from the drop-down list and select the right or left arrows to go backward or forward in the document to specific search terms. If you select Activate Passages under Legal Issue Trail in the right pane, you will also see Passages displayed here as an optional way to navigate (from one activated passage to the next).
PageSelect the up or down arrows (Up and Down) to page through the document using the pagination of the reporter that is currently selected.
Search DocumentClick this button to enter the terms for which you'd like to search, and click the Search button. This lets you search the document for search terms not in the predefined list. Terms are highlighted in the document, and you can use the up or down arrows (Up and Down) to navigate between them. If you click these buttons and you are viewing the first or last term in the document, you will be taken to the previous or next document in your results list.
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Shepard's Signal™ indicatorIndicates the value of the case as a precedent. You can select the indicator to Shepardize the case and display the current Shepard's® report with a list of other legal authorities that have cited your case. (To see a definition of the signal indicator, leave your mouse pointer over the signal for a few seconds.)
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Copy (Quick)
Select this option to copy the highlighted text and its citation without reviewing all of the options available for copying and formatting. The text and citation will be copied using the system's default settings for the specified style guide. You can then paste the text into any text-editing application.
Copy (Advanced)
Select this option to display the Copy Selected Text to Clipboard dialog box, where you can choose different options that will be used to format the citation associated with the text you are copying. See How do I copy text to the clipboard? for details.
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Save the text to a folder.
Add to search
Select this to search for documents that contain text similar to the text you selected. For more information, see How do I search based on text I have selected?.
Annotate the text.
Apply highlighting to the document text. You can choose the color of highlighting.
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Previous Document Select Previous Document to display the previous document in your results list.
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Reading View Select Reading View to display the document in reading view. In this view, only a few tools will be available for working with the document. To access the full range of tools again, click the Reading View button (Return to Full Document) again.
AboutThe About tab displays Shepard's® information about your document, including whether prior history is available, citing decisions, and other citing sources.

Select the Notes tab to see annotations you have made in the document and saved. Your notes are saved when you save the document to a folder.

Shepardize® this document Select this to Shepardize the document. Shepardizing™ the current citation verifies whether the case is still good and lists other cases that have cited your case, in a report.
About This Document

This area contains links to information related to the case, plus several types of documents (the document types that appear under About This Document depend on what is available for the document you're viewing).

Reporter Images
Original images (PDF) of print reporters have been added as an enhancement to Lexis case opinions. Images from LexisNexis publications appear from the LexisNexis collection. Other authoritative images are the product of a collaboration between the Harvard Law School Library and Ravel Law to digitize the library’s contents. Publisher’s editorial text has been redacted from these images.
Topic Summaries
Select View reports to open a summary of a legal topic, including definitions of terms related to the topic and links to the full text of seminal cases heard on the topic.
Select from the following options:
  • Select View parts to view the different parts of the statute.
  • Select Search for [search term] within annotations to view the locations within the statute where the search terms are used.
Videos in This Document
Select this link to view instructional videos associated with the document you are viewing (typically the practice guides available for Secondary Materials). If you want to view the written transcript associated with the video, select the Video Transcript link below the video.
Note: Text in video transcripts can be searched.
Related Court Materials
Dockets, Briefs, Motions, and Pleadings related to the document.
Select this link to select from a list of the dockets related to the case that you are viewing.
Select this for the written legal arguments stating the legal reasons for a case based on statutes, regulations, case precedents, legal texts, and reasoning applied to facts in the particular situation.
Select this for the formal written requests made to the judge by a party in the case.
Case Analysis
Contains expert analysis of the case.
Emerging Issues Analysis
Select this to open a document containing analysis by eminent experts.
Legal Issue Trail - Activate Passages
Select this to display a list of cases that cite to the case you are viewing, as well as cases your case has cited, for a specific legal issue or point of law. You can use the Legal Issue Trail to quickly review the citing documents and reason-for-citing (RFC) passages in them to aid in determining the value of the current case for the legal issue you are researching.
Back to Top button (Back to Top)Select this button, which always appears at the bottom the window, to scroll the page you are viewing back to the top.

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