CaseBase Case Citator Signals
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The CaseBase signals are based on case annotations prepared by the CaseBase editors. They are derived from both the procedural history of a case and the subsequent judicial consideration of a case. The signals are as follows.


Signal Precedence Summary Explanation
Negative treatment 1 Negative treatment Warning – Negative treatment indicated. A negative (red) signal is given to decisions which have been subsequently reversed, disapproved or overruled.
Cautionary treatment 2 Cautionary treatment Caution – Questioning or distinguishing treatment indicated. A cautionary (yellow) signal is given to decisions which have been subsequently distinguished, explained, not followed, questioned or varied.
Positive treatment 3 Positive treatment Positive treatment indicated. A positive (green) signal is given to decisions which have been subsequently applied, approved, followed or affirmed.
Neutral treatment 4 Neutral treatment Neutral or citing treatment indicated. A neutral signal is given to decisions which been either considered or cited (also 'referred to' or 'discussed').
Citation information 5 Citation information Link to CaseBase entry. A citation information signal is given to decisions for which there is only citation information available.

Note: The CaseBase signal for a primary case is re-determined whenever a new annotation is added to that primary case.

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