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Issue 11, November/December 2007
Chart Prospects, Business Growth With the Latest Release of atVantage™
atVantage is an innovative business development tool that helps your client-development team analyze and track opportunities for growth with existing clients as well as prospects. Evaluate competing firms. Plus research and stay up-to-date on industry and market trends for the firm’s business strategy. For example, they can use atVantage to:
Identify, qualify and prioritize prospects
- Create highly targeted prospect lists based on litigation history, transactions and other key criteria such as location, industry, size, etc.
- Prioritize prospects using insights into companies’ historical and current litigation and financial transaction activity, law-firm representation and trends.
- Obtain in-depth news, new cases, SEC and IP filings and more.
Uncover cross-selling opportunities with existing clients
- Get details on clients’ federal/state litigation and financial transaction activity.
- See your firm’s share of a client’s business and also who has the remaining share.
- Receive automatic e-mail notices; react when clients are sued.
Stay up-to-date on market and industry trends
- Analyze long-term litigation trends and growing markets and case types with Market Profiles so your firm can make the best informed growth decisions.
- Run Industry Profiles to gain access to current litigation, news, M&A activity, deals and analyst reports, including industry trends and segmentation for 1,200+ industries.
Monitor your success and track your competition
- Benchmark and monitor market, client and competitor shares.
- Stay on top of the activity and client lists of competing firms.
- Use the flexible and robust atVantage reporting tools to schedule profile updates and to monitor your client share at frequent intervals
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See atVantage Features in Action
atVantage1 is designed for quick look-up or detailed research. After logging on, you’ll find a home page with simple task boxes and links to saved documents. Or click a tab, e.g., Prospect or Profile, and walk through research steps. Customize your atVantage home page, deleting task boxes (just click the X) or adding them by clicking the Customize Page link in the lower right corner. Also ask your LexisNexis account representative how you can integrate components of atVantage 2.0 directly into firm portal options.
atVantage Prospect Lists
Use atVantage analytics to identify targets of opportunity as well as to test potential strategies. Answer prospecting questions such as “Show me companies with $X or more in revenues headquartered in these states, with cases of this type.” Select a prospecting list type from the Quick Links task box or the Prospect tab. There are six prospecting list options:
- Company Prospect List (Filter by company search criteria such as location, number of employees, and revenue)
- Company & Litigation Prospect List (In addition to company criteria, include law firm, lawyer, and case search criteria)
- Company & Deal Prospect List (In addition to company criteria, include merger and acquisition search criteria)
- Company & Offering Prospect List (In addition to company criteria, include stock offering search criteria)
- Firm Prospect List (Filter for firms or lawyers, e.g., by state/province, practice area, and the number of lawyers)
- Firm & Litigation Prospect List (In addition to firm and lawyer criteria, include litigation criteria, e.g., search lawyers who litigate a particular case type)
Click a list type and select your filtering options (e.g., assets, type, country, SIC code, etc.) one option at a time to slowly narrow your results. (You can also use the Remove link at the top of your results screen to remove any filter.) You can tag specific companies on your results list to save. Or save or print the entire prospect list. Click on a company name link to move directly to a specific company’s profile.
atVantage Profile Options
You can select Company, Law Firm, Attorney, Market or Industry profiles. Choose a Profile type from the Quick Links task box, the Profile tab—or enter the company, firm, etc. name right in the one-step Quick Profile task box and click SUBMIT. Use:
- Company Profiles to gain insights into a client or newly targeted prospect’s litigation and deal history, business trends and recent issues—even law-firm representation and share trends. Each report offers current details on financials, executives, operations and structure, culled from thousands of news sources, respected financial resources, case law—even intellectual property sources. Company Profiles cover more than 45 million companies, including ten million non-U.S. companies and private companies.
- Law Firm or Attorney Profiles to review the litigation experience and client lists of competing firms and/or attorneys. Check case types, jurisdictions, corporate transactions and top clients. Your management can also use these profiles to identify potential merger or lateral hire candidates.
- Market Profiles to focus geographically. Market Profiles let you search for specific combinations of jurisdictions and practice areas and to identify the top clients or prospects in those areas, for example, take a look at patent litigation in New York during the last three years.
- Industry Profiles to quickly identify clients and potential clients involved in that industry. Get Industry Profiles on more than 1,200 industries, with reports showing you top industry performers along with the latest economic and sales reports, recent mergers, and/or pending legislation that could affect the industry, etc.
Select a profile type, enter a profile name and enter company information on the search form, i.e., for the company profile, enter the company name, D-U-Ns® number or ticker symbol, and click SUBMIT. (You can use * as a wild card.) Also note the links to additional search help in case you wish to customize the profile defaults.Your profile results look like the screen below: (Note the tabbed report layout for easy navigation. Expand or collapse information within each section. Scheduling an update to the report or sharing it with others is as easy as selecting the icons at the top of the screen.)
As you view a profile, the Edit Profile link will take you back to the profile search box so you can refine your search criteria.
Use Profiles to Create a Prospecting list
As you view a profile, click the More Like This icon to select criteria to develop a prospecting list based on the profile.
Create Profile PDFs
Generate a professional-looking report—with cover sheet, table of contents, page numbers, and date and source information. Just click the Generate Report link at the top of your profile. (Charts and graphics are included in the report.) Select from two report types when you generate—summary or detailed—or choose Custom Report. Powerful atVantage reporting capabilities let you tailor your report for your audience. For example, select and include specific content areas and specific full-text documents such as news articles, SEC filings and analyst reports.
atVantage Case Activity Alerts and Scheduled Updates
Use the Scheduling features (under the Schedule tab or Schedule Update icon) to keep up-to-date with clients, potential clients, a market or industry—as well as competing firms. Just schedule an e-mail update on a profile as frequently as you choose—daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. Profiles can also be shared with other atVantage users in your organization. E-Mail alerts inform shared users which profile was sent, by whom, and how to access that profile. Under the Alert tab, you can set alerts for new case activity. Select a variety of alert types—company, counsel, federal district subject matter, or state/appellate subject matter.
atVantage Market Share Goals
Set a goal by creating a profile—or gain access to an existing profile—and choose the Firm Trends profile tab. Select your firm and choose the Goals link. atVantage menu screens walk you through the goal-setting process. Select e-mail goal update intervals and designate update recipients. Then save. You can measure up against targets without having to run back through the data.
atVantage Offers Online Learning Center: Just Click for Updates, How-Tos and More
Click the Learning Center link shown on the main atVantage screen and find links to:
What’s New? Learn about new features in atVantage.
Best Practices: Discover how to use atVantage to achieve specific business objectives.
Documentation: Browse, search or print atVantage product documentation.
How Do I ...: Get step-by-step instructions for common tasks, such as creating a goal, viewing firm trends, scheduling a profile update or alert, sharing a profile and many more.
Demonstrations: View concise modules that demonstrate how to perform tasks.
Training: Sign up for Webinar training with atVantage experts.
atVantage Content Overview
- 45 Million Companies—public, private and not-for-profit
- Executives and board members
- Comprehensive news and business information from hundreds of sources
- Federal civil litigation analysis back through 1995
— Law firms, case types, jurisdictions, trends, client and market share
- Financial transactions, M&A, offerings, private investment
— Law firms, client share, share of deal type
- Corporate hierarchy
— Parent and subsidiaries
Do you have a Factiva® subscriptions? Then also get full-text deal coverage for the legal market including M&A, joint ventures, capitol market activities and corporate alerts from an exclusive combination of sources such as
Dow Jones® business news and coverage of the Top 100 newspapers in the U.S., including The Wall Street Journal®.
Financial transaction information via the exclusive LexisNexis partnership with FactSet®. Get FactSet’s Mergerstat® and MergerMetrics™ data, which covers global transactions where a change in ownership of at least 5% of the equity and $1 million has occurred. Also find SharkRepellent™ research on 4,000-plus U.S. public companies and their takeover defenses. And find details on PIPEs (Private Investments in Public Entities).
State court information! Get Company, Firm and Lawyer Profiles for New York Supreme Courts (62 counties) and Delaware Court of Chancery. State court content is visible under the Litigation Trends tab and includes state case types. Create custom court and case type combinations up front! More state court data is coming.
Portal integration options. If your firm uses portals as a central point of access, add atVantage to your portal deployments. There are now multiple integration options, e.g., a Generic Search where users can enter a company, firm, lawyer or industry. Or view Litigation Trends and Corporate Transactions information directly within the portal.
1 Not available to law school subscribers and may not be available to all government subscribers.
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Dear Thrifty Searcher:
What’s the most effective way to build a case digest or get an overview of a topic on lexis.com®? I know LexisNexis focuses on content that provides in-depth analysis integrated with practice aids, but a few users still go to academic treatment of the law, such as jurisprudences and ALR®. Where should I direct those users to get the best possible results for their case digests or analyses on topics?
10 Years on the Job
When it comes to the tasks at hand—building case digests, finding relevant case annotations and compiling a thorough overview on a legal issue—information professionals and their attorneys have made it clear: You want more! That means more encyclopedic coverage and depth, more practice tips and strategic advice—and you want it more quickly with more functional savvy than just one, print-originated treatise like an ALR or a StateJur offers. Just look at court citings, and you’ll discover ALR citations have dropped 70 percent in the last two decades.2
To achieve those goals—more on-point, relevant coverage and more types of practice aids with more time-saving functionality—LexisNexis recently launched Search by Topic or Headnote. Have you tried it? Many of your colleagues have found it a handy tool.
How to Build a Case Digest/Find Case Annotations
Use the LexisNexis Search by Headnote feature. Search by Headnote generates a summary list of relevant and current cases on any legal issue, even emerging legal issues. Plus, Search by Headnote pulls in in-depth case discussions on your topic.
Here’s how to use Search by Headnote. On the main lexis.com menu screen:
- Select the By Topic or Headnote subtab under the SEARCH tab.
- Select your legal topic. (Drill down through the hierarchy or enter search words describing your topic. Plus your Top 20 Recently Used Legal Topics are saved.)
- In the Option 2 – Search by Headnote search box, select a jurisdiction, Copyright Cases, Federal. (State and federal jurisdictions are also available.) Click RETRIEVE ALL.
As you view your results, it’s worth noting:
- Results are displayed in Digest View, i.e., get a case overview and a list of relevant LexisNexis Headnotes for each case. Link to any case. Print or download your results as well.
- Which cases are most cited by courts? Find out quickly with Frequently Cited Cases. Go to the Sort By drop-down box (upper left of your results.) Select Frequently Cited.
- Find In-Depth Discussions. Get a list of up to 15 best cases, based on natural-language algorithm. Just select the In-Depth Discussions link at the top of your results screen.
- Shepard’s® Citations Service is fully integrated into your Search by Headnote functionality. Note the current Shepard’s Signal™ indicator on each case.
How to Compile an Area-of-Law Overview
Use the LexisNexis Search by Topic feature. Choose from 16,000+ topics and subtopics—even today’s emerging legal topics are covered. With a single search, you can search across cases, codes, law reviews—plus the vast Matthew Bender® portfolio of treatises, forms, practice tips and strategies. More than 150 national and state titles as well as 80+ form products are available for your Search by Topic search. (Another plus: The premium content is pre-sorted, i.e., only relevant sources for your topic are shown. When you conduct your search, you can count on relevant results.) To search LexisNexis Search by Topic, go to the By Topic or Headnote subtab under the SEARCH tab and select a topic, just as you would with Search by Headnote. In the Option 1
– Search by Headnote box:
- Select a state or federal jurisdiction.
Or create a custom combination.
- Click SELECT SOURCES. Select from cases, statutes, regulations, law reviews and analyses—including form books, practice guides and treatises.
- Add additional search terms to help refine your search. (Optional.) Click SEARCH.
Take a look at your results:
- Results are grouped by source/type. Zero in on what you need. Navigate easily from specific titles, Nimmer on Copyright®, to cases, codes, etc. Just follow the tabs across your results screen.
- Your custom source combination is saved—along with your search results—in your History log. Retrieve the source grouping for 30 days.
- Like to refine more? Use the FOCUS™ feature to add additional terms.
Search by Topic works well for overviews of state as well as federal topics. For example, in:
California: Using Search by Topic can provide the in-depth overview plus the practice tools like checklists and forms, all in a single search. California Forms of Pleading and Practice and the Matthew Bender Practice Guides are core California titles that provide the A – Z coverage you expect, coupled with the practical integration of checklists and forms.
Florida: Check the Florida LexisNexis Practice Guides that provide the practical coverage, along with checklists and forms for planning strategy for your case or matter. Search by Topic can search these sources—in one search.
New York: Find the LexisNexis New York Answer Guides, which provide the practical coverage of New York law, complete with checklists and forms, and extensive cross-references. Search by Topic lets you search across all these sources simultaneously.
Texas: Dorsaneo Texas Litigation Guide (also available through Search by Topic) and Texas Transaction Guide provide the comprehensive litigation and transactional views. With expert commentary, checklists and forms, these two sources cover the core of Texas law. Search all appropriate titles simultaneously with Search by Topic.
Ohio: Ohio Forms of Pleading and Practice and Ohio Transaction Guides provide a comprehensive view of Ohio law—including civil procedure and business entities coverage you won’t find elsewhere—complete with checklists and forms.
2 Citation report, all available Lexisnexis state and federal case law for each year from 1980 through 2006.
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Stop Digging and Let FactSet® Reports Bring the Treasure to the Surface
by Liz Peoples, LexisNexis Librarian Relations Consultant
(Editor’s Note: For more detailed information on FactSet products available through lexis.com, check your October 2007 issue of LexisNexis Information Professional Update.)
As a librarian in the financial services sector, I enjoyed searching through SEC documents for obscure provisions. In fact, I’ve always looked at navigating through financial documents as somewhat of a treasure hunt: Find that elusive document that might have been mentioned as an exhibit to an exhibit that might be in several documents. You start out with an exhibit index filed with a 10K or Registration Statement and then track the many references to a particular agreement, bylaw or additional information mentioned (in an 8K, 10K, 10Q or Proxy Statement). And, of course, you have to make sure that you’re viewing the most current document.
While I enjoyed the challenge, such research was time-consuming. Many times such requests—for an amendment or stock purchase agreement, for example—were time sensitive. A deal might hinge on me delivering a specific document or information set. That’s a lot of pressure.
So I was excited to get access to FactSet® data, available in the lexis.com M&A Practice Center. FactSet3 hones in on the treasure for you, compiling and standardizing fundamental financial data on tens of thousands of companies worldwide. You can search quickly using standard fields and language instead of sifting through hundreds of filings.
For example, providing a profile of a company’s takeover defenses can be invaluable to your firm’s M&A practice group. They can quickly determine if a client is at risk from a proposed takeover, and they can assess how difficult it would be for the client as a targeted company to be purchased in a hostile takeover situation. Or your attorneys may need to proactively approach clients or potential clients at risk and help them make changes to their takeover defenses.
With FactSet SharkRepellant™ reports, this data is extracted from corporate documents for quick, accurate retrieval. You can use SharkRepellent reports to pinpoint:
- a company’s defense provisions
- companies that have seen more than a 50 percent decline in stock price and have weak takeover defenses, that is, have a low SharkRepellent Bullet Proof Rating
- companies incorporated in Delaware that have opted out of state takeover law
- how recent IPOs have structured board and voting terms
- which opt-out provisions are in place
You can even generate alerts for poison-pill activity, including new adoptions and amendments, for a given time period.
In addition to understanding an individual company’s takeover defense provisions, details on previous mergers and acquisitions are also helpful. Get this information with FactSet MergerMetrics™ reports. With MergerMetrics reports, identify transaction details, post-merger details, targeted company and deal-protection details as well as merger agreement provisions. Some of the deal provision detail which is included in these reports include:
- force-the-vote provisions
- fiduciary termination rights
- fiduciary outs
- market check solicitation (Go Shop) provisions
- voting agreements or stock option agreements
- walkway provisions
- transactions involving controlling shareholders
Having this type of data and detail available is a tremendous advantage to the deal/due diligence-related research that is required in the mergers and acquisitions groups of your corporate practices. Find MergerMetrics and SharkRepellent reports through the lexis.com M&A Practice Center. At your lexis.com menu, select the RESEARCH TASKS tab and choose the M&A Practice Center. Click the Structure the Deal task. Both resources are listed at the lower right of the screen.
3Not available to law school subscribers and may not be available to all government subscribers.
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LexisNexis® Librarian Publication Highlights 200 New Elsevier Sources
Now find 550 Elsevier full-text journals4 online via lexis.com—including 200 sources just added to the lexis.com Elsevier collection.
All additional publications offer:
• Embedded graphics of thumbnail diagrams,schematics, charts and illustrations within articles that can be printed/downloaded with the documents using your regular LexisNexis printing functions. Or open the graphics and print/download through local PC functions.
• An activePDF document linkin each retrieved document. Print/download the PDF via PC functions.
• Flexible navigation and searching, e.g.,choose group sources and practice-area groupings. Select specific document segments for precision searching. You can also use LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology™ terms in your research.
Read about the 200 new publications!
A new publication highlighting the additions is available for review and/or download here.
4Elsevier journals are not available to law school subscribers. Available to government subscribers on a transactional basis only.
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Link to Elsevier Group Sources Via LexisNexis® Toolbar
Highlight a patent claim, medical or technical term in documents and launch a Boolean or LexisNexis Freestyle (natural language) search directly into lexis.com full-text journals from Elsevier.
The premium collection of full-text Elsevier journals—more than 550 titles in group sources, including all available journals, recent (two years) and archived source groups as well as 21 separate subject group sources—can be accessed from your LexisNexis Toolbar via a link titled Prior Art/Non-Patent.
Click Select a Source on your LexisNexis Toolbar.5 Select Law by Topic. Then choose Prior Art/Non-Patent.
To utilize the new linking feature, you must re-download the LexisNexis Toolbar. Go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/toolbar The download is free and takes only moments!
5The LexisNexis Toolbar link to Elsevier Journals is not available to law school and court markets.
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New LexisNexis® Tax Advisor: Practical Approaches—and Streamlined Searching—for Tax Topics
New LexisNexis Tax Advisor is an easy-to-use online system designed to make your code-based or topical tax research more efficient and reliable.
Comprised of LexisNexis Tax Advisor—Federal Topical and LexisNexis Tax Advisor—Code, together they offer the collective wisdom and experience of more than 140 leading tax practitioners and professors, with thousands of their helpful explanations, practice tips, examples and checklists.
Find LexisNexis Tax Advisor6—Federal Topical and LexisNexis Tax Advisor—Code at the LexisNexis Tax Center. (On the main lexis.com menu, select the RESEARCH TASKS tab, then Tax Center.)
LexisNexis Tax Advisor—Federal Topical
Only Federal Topical gives you a combination of expert analysis, validation from Shepard’s, and an entire tax research library at your fingertips. And it’s easy to navigate via the comprehensive and searchable index and an enhanced electronic Table of Contents. And Federal Topical is updated at least weekly—even more frequent when a major tax event, such as a U.S. Supreme Court decision, occurs.
Enrich Your Understanding of Federal Tax Law
Federal Topical gives you real-world guidance on tax topics prepared by more than 140 well-known tax practitioners, including a network of tax attorneys and CPAs plus leading tax professors from America’s top law schools. You have an entire tax research library at your fingertips—36 volumes containing 494 chapters!
Come Up to Speed on Unfamiliar or Emerging Tax Issues ...
That’s because the Federal Topical tax experts are intimately familiar with the issues and can give you in-depth and current analysis on a broad array of tax topics. Get thousands of practical examples, tips—even pitfalls to avoid.
Depend on Trusted Validation
Shepard’s covers IRC sections, Treasury Regulations and IRS administrative rulings. Shepard’s daily coverage of IRS rulings and tax decisions helps ensure research is always in line with the most recent authority.
LexisNexis Tax Advisor—Federal Code
For a complete and current picture of federal tax law, turn to LexisNexis Tax Advisor—Federal Code. It offers a unique approach to code-based tax research in a single, easy-to-use online system. Find a code section, link out to relevant materials, and return to the section—without losing your place in the
Enhance Your Understanding of U.S. Tax Law
Tax Advisor—Code gives you access to regulations, administrative releases and cases as well as explanatory materials and interpretive documents from leading publishers, including LexisNexis, BNA®, Tax Analysts Inc. and Matthew Bender®.
A LexisNexis Exclusive.
Move Seamlessly Between Code Sections and Relevant Documents
Tax Advisor—Code’s left navigation pane provides easy access to all relevant documents simultaneously—and you never lose your place in the code section you are viewing. Plus the Recent Developments link allows you to update your search results with recent primary law and section-specific news at any time. A LexisNexis Exclusive.
Gain insight on 1,500+
Tax Advisor—Code’s topic coverage includes all major areas of federal tax law, including Gross Income & Exclusions, Compensation/Benefits, Retirement Plans, Deductions & Credits, Property Transactions, Securities Transactions, and many more.
Obtain expert opinions and analysis
Tax Advisor—Code gives youpractical perspectives from the collective wisdom of more than 140 tax practitioners and professors, so you are assured of the most current legal and news information available. Plus only Tax Advisor—Code includes information on authors in the Explanation Bylines and links to authors’ related works. A LexisNexis Exclusive.
Depend on trusted validation
Validate any tax case, IRC section, Treasury Regulation plus IRS administrative rulings with Shepard’s Citations Service.
Research Federal Topical three ways:
- Search for a key word or phrase.
- Search the comprehensive, alphabetical index, created by experts who analyzed and classified every sentence in all 36 volumes—more than 75,000 links to chapter sections and over 8,200 cross-references to preferred and synonymous terms.
- Browse through the electronic Tables of Contents and pinpoint relevant sections. Then link directly to the full text. (This method is particularly effective when you’re exploring topics that may be covered in many chapters or sections.)
Special Left Navigation Pane
Tax Advisor—Code’s left navigation pane puts you in touch with links to key related materials, including:
• Final and Temporary Regulations
• Proposed Regulations & Treasury
• Decisions (including Preambles)
• Legislative Histories
• Analytical Materials
• Recent Developments
Move to a resource—or several. But you can always find your way back to your code section via the navigation pane.
6 Not available to law school subscribers
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News Now Offers Statistics, Verdicts and Emerging Issues Resources
Statistics help attorneys support their arguments in court, lobby for changes to legislation, and bring to life elements of their case. Plus the right statistics can help determine the best venue for a case and even help firms assess market trends for client development.
Now there are eight practice-area statistical sources via lexis.com that offer a variety of statistical tables gathered from major governmental agencies, bureaus and private organizations, including the Bureau of the Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Federal Highway Administration and the National Science Foundation.
Get highly relevant, on-point statistics that serve multiple practice-area and litigation needs.
The following practice area statistical files are now online:
- Discrimination Statistics
- General Bankruptcy Statistics
- Global Climate Change Statistics
- Immigration Statistics
- Injury & Wound Statistics
- Personal Debt Statistics
- Population Statistics
- Traffic Accident Fatalities Statistics
Each source offers a bank of indexed tables with full-text abstracts or links to abstracts of the publications from which the table(s) is derived. Search the tables by key word, coverage date, region and grouping, e.g.:
SOURCE: Population Statistics
SEARCH: dekalb AND date aft 2002
OR baby boom!
Right now all new statistics sources are available under Featured Content & Services at the top of the lexis.com NEWS & BUSINESS tab. They are also available in a variety of practice-area menus.
Mega News Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions
Now there are more than 50 Mega News Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions sources. Each resource begins with the Mega News source—more than 22,000 news sources including premium content such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s®, Dow Jones New Service, Reuters® News and many more. Then LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology topic terms for verdicts, settlements, decisions and rulings are applied.
The group source Mega News, Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions covers all 50 states and all litigation topics.
Some Mega News Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions sources are further refined by state and more specific topics. There are Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions sources for all 50 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Guam, e.g., CA Mega News Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions.
7 Mega News sources not available to law school subscribers and govenrment subscribers.
These sources are focused by litigation topics:
Mega News, Employment Discrimination Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions
Mega News, Emotional Distress Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions
Mega News, Personal Injury Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions
Mega News, Traffic Accident Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions
Mega News, Wrongful Death Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions
Mega News, Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions
Search the Mega News Verdicts, Settlements and Decision sources free text, e.g.,:
SOURCE: Mega News, Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions
SEARCH: negligent! /5 credential!
Or add your own, more specific LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology terms, e.g.,:
SOURCE: Mega News, Minnesota Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements and Decisions
Mega News Emerging Issues Sources
Plus find an additional 50+ Mega News sources8 that focus on emerging issues such as the subprime lending crisis or the potential impact of global warming. These emerging issues Mega News sources offer existing news content focused with LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology terms as well as new content from experienced authors developed specifically for the resources. Get expert analysis, practical insights and up-to-date information to address client questions proactively.
Mega News emerging issues sources are located throughout lexis.com news and practice area menus. For more content details and lists of source paths, go to a new publication, Mega News Sources Surface Facts About Emerging Issues, available for download here.
Mega News emerging issues sources include:
Mega News, ADA (American Disabilities Act)
Mega News, Age Discrimination
Mega News, Adverse Drug Event Reporting
Mega News, Attorney Fees
Mega News, Business Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Mega News, Bankruptcy Law
Mega News, Class Actions
Mega News, Climate Change
Mega News, Credit Regulation
Mega News, Crime Rate Statistics
Mega News, Demergers & Spinoffs
Mega News, Executive Compensation
Mega News, Electronic Discovery
Mega News, Expert Witnesses
Mega News, U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Changes
Mega News, Food Liability Litigation
Mega News, Gender & Sex Discrimination in Employment
Mega News, Green Buildings
Mega News, Health Care Regulation & Policy
Mega News, Illegal Immigrant
Mega News, Immigration Law
Mega News, Health Statistics Agencies
Mega News, Insurance Policy Coverage
Mega News, Jury Trial
Mega News, Jurisdiction
Mega News, Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mega News, Law Firm Mergers
Mega News, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mega News, Medical Records
Mega News, National Identity Cards
Mega News, Negative Business News
Mega News, Negative Personal News
Mega News, Medical Malpractice
Mega News, Passports & Visas
Mega News, Personal Injury
Mega News, Personal Injury Liability Insurance
Mega News, Pharmaceutical Drug & Devices Litigation
Mega News, Polls & Surveys
Mega News, Pollution & Environmental Impacts
Mega News, Population & Demographics
Mega News, Product Liability Insurance
Mega News, Professional Negligence
Mega News, Punitive Damages
Mega News, Real Estate Transactions
Mega News, Sarbanes Oxley Act
Mega News, Sexual Harassment
Mega News, U.S. State Immigration Law
Mega News, Statistics
Mega News, Subprime Lending
Mega News, Subprime Mortgages
Mega News, Tort Reform
Mega News, U.S. Environmental Law
Mega News, U.S. Real ID Act of 2005
Mega News, Violent Crime Statistics
Mega News, Wage Violations
8Mega News sources not available to law school subscribers and government subscribers.
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New Mealey’s™ Report Covers Volatile Mortgage Market
The newest Mealey’s Litigation Report informs you—and keeps you informed—on the legal issues surrounding the unstable housing/home mortgage market. Mealey’s Litigation Report: Mortgage Lending offers the same intensive litigation-specific coverage readers of Mealey’s Litigation Reports have come to
Available monthly, Mealey’s Litigation Report: Mortgage Lending summarizes recent court decisions, pleadings, regulatory actions and legislative developments. Issues also offer full-text court documents, including briefs, pleadings and opinions. Topic coverage includes:
- the Truth in Lending Act,
- the Home Owners Equity Protection Act,
- the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act,
- the Fair Housing Act,
- predatory lending,
- mortgage disclosures,
- consumer protection/unfair trade,
- and bankruptcy.
It will also cover subprime lending issues, including:
- Securities class actions by investors against lenders and home builders alleging failure to disclose information that, once released, adversely affected value of company stock
- ERISA class actions by 401K participants and beneficiaries against lenders and home builders alleging failure to disclose information and breach of fiduciary duties
- Class actions by home buyers against home builders and financial institutions alleging deceptive trade practices
- Government actions against lenders
- Lawsuits by investors against investment banks claiming lost money on bonds backed by subprime mortgages the investment bank sold
- Corporate restructurings and asset sales of businesses adversely affected
- Directors and officers liability
Subscribe online. Go to www.lexis.com/mealeys or contact your LexisNexis account executive for more details. You can also gain access to Mealey’s Litigation Report: Mortgage Lending via lexis.com. Go to the Legal tab and select Mealey Reports and Conferences.
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LexisNexis Information Professional Update
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