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LexisNexis® Cases in Brief

LexisNexis Cases in Brief focus on hundreds of important cases—from those being heard in the U.S.sss Supreme Court this term to key cases in various practice areas, cases of first impression and cases in the news.

Available exclusively from LexisNexis®, this time-saving research tool provides an extensive, downloadable report written by experienced attorney-editors. The Case in Brief includes legal analysis, an expanded summary of the case, and links to research content and court documents.

Pivotal details and perspectives
Each LexisNexis Case in Brief provides a clear outline linking you to sections of expert analysis including:

Enhanced Procedural Posture—gives greater detail regarding the procedural steps occurring with the case.

Explanation of the Parties—focuses on the actual roles and relationships of the parties in addition to the procedural designations.

Parties’ Arguments—describes arguments raised by the parties and the court’s ruling on each. You can link to the section of the case with the decision on each argument.

Quick Holding Bullets—states briefly the court’s holding on each issue and links to the case section discussing each holding.

Enhanced Overview—gives a detailed analysis of the facts, rationale and holdings in a bulleted, topical format.

Dissenting and Concurring Opinion Overviews—provides you with brief summaries of those opinions.

Expanded Headnotes—include LexisNexis® Headnotes, drawn directly from the court’s language, plus interpretive headnotes with editorially enhanced information on important holdings not already framed in a concise headnote by the court.

Status of the Case—lists and discusses prior and subsequent opinions to help you quickly determine which cases are most relevant. Prior history includes decisions that appear in the Shepard’s® Citations Service, plus a short overview of developments and holdings for each decision that preceded the current case in the litigation. Each citation links directly to that case.

Comparative Case Content—phrases the issues in the case concisely and lists cases that make major holdings for and against the issues in this case.

Notable Case Analysis—provides editorial reasoning on why this case is important and what the court added or changed about the law.

Related Treatise Content—gives you summaries and links to relevant content from treatises available on the LexisNexis services.

Related Statutory Annotations—focuses on the most relevant cases interpreting the applicable statutes.

Pertinent news and commentary
Related Law Review and Bar Association Journal Articles—includes summaries of several prominent articles, links to those articles and a listing of other related law review articles.

Recent News Coverage of the Case, Issues and Parties—includes excerpts from several articles about the case, as well as pertinent parties and issues.

Other Legal Articles—written by attorneys or law firms about the case or its subject matter may supplement news and journal coverage.

Related LexisNexis content
Court Documents and Records, Corporate Party Details

  • Briefs, motions, pleadings and verdicts
  • Court records available through the LexisNexis® CourtLink® service
  • Up-to-date information on corporate parties relevant to the case

Thorough, Quick, Convenient
The LexisNexis Case in Brief provides a single source of information about a case, the parties involved, related cases and associated points of law. The Case in Brief comes as a PDF with quick links connecting you to a comprehensive collection of relevant online material. Contact your LexisNexis account executive for more information on
LexisNexis Cases in Brief.

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