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Archive for April 19th, 2017


Shepard’s preview and Reason for Signal? on Lexis Advance

Did you notice Shepard’s preview on cases and statutes?  The preview is located in the upper right corner of a full-text document and provides the following information:

  • Reason for Signal?
  • Appellate History
  • Citing Decisions
  • Other Citing Sources

The Reason for Signal? provides a link to the passage in the citing decision that most strongly influences the generation of the Shepard’s signal. The Reason for Signal? is available for all Citing Decisions decided after March 2003 that generate Warning (red), and  Caution (yellow) signals.  This will be rolled out soon to all other cases on Lexis Advance.