Look for the features shown in the sample report below:
1. "Restrict By" tool that lets you limit the types of citations included on the report, a count of the citations currently shown, and the headline starting with "Unrestricted Shepard's Summary" indicating that they are no restrictions to the citations shown in the current report.
2. Citation to the case being Shepardized, with Signal showing its status.
3. Alternate citations to the same case as it appears in other legal reporters.
4. The Shepard's Summary, showing the number of citations according to their treatment of the case being Shepardized.
5. Links to LexisNexis headnotes, which expound the points of law involved in the case and its treatment
6. Prior History
7. Subsequent Appellate History (click on link to display)
8. Shepard's report of cases citing the case being Shepardized.
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The Shepard's Signal Marker indicates the standing of your case as treated by other cases.
|Warning||Negative treatment indicated. Includes the following analyses:
|Questioned||Validity questioned by citing references. Includes the following analyses:
|Caution||Possible negative treatment indicated. Includes the following analyses:
|Positive||Positive treatment indicated.
|Citing References with Analysis||Other cases cited the case and assigned some analysis that is not considered positive or negative. Includes the following analyses:
|Citation Information||References have not applied any analysis to the citation. For example the case was cited by case law or law reviews that do not warrant an analysis. Includes the analysis:|