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Westlaw

On the left-hand side there are ways to refine your search results (date, topic, and status).  Note: Unreported cases have not been published.  It is better to use a reported case when possible.

Flags

Some cases will have flags in front of the name.  Green flags mean the case has received positive treatment from other cases and is good law.  Yellow flags mean the case has received some negative treatment from other cases.  Part of the case maybe overruled.  Look at the negative treatment tab and the distinguished by to read the other cases.  Red flags mean the case has received negative treatment and has been overruled by a higher court.  The case is no longer good law.

Negative Treatment

Under the negative treatment tab, you can see other cases that have talked about your case in a negative way.  The Depth column on the right side shows the how detailed your case was talked about.  Only one bar means the case was cited but not talked about in detail.  Three or four bars means there is a paragraph or more about your case.

History

Under the history tab, there is a graph showing you a visual of your case.

Citing References

The Citing References tab list materials that listed your case.  You can narrow the results to just cases, by jurisdiction, or by depth (how detailed your case was talked about).  The green quotation marks mean that your case is directly quoted.

Table of Authorities

The Table of Authorities tab shows you a list of cases your case used to make its argument.  The treatment, depth, and quoted columns will show you in how much detail the cases were used in your case's arugment.