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  • Yesterday, we wrote about the announcement that Fastcase had acquired Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer. (Thanks to Bob Ambrogi for breaking the story and his detailed reporting.) Fastcase discusses the transition briefly on its own site.Today, we have learned that LexisNexis has emailed contacts asking “Are You a Loislaw® customer?”, with an offer to match your current Loislaw pricing for a new...


  • Last year, to review the current state of citator services, we wrote a white paper comparing the citator services of Google Scholar, Fastcase, Casemaker, LexisNexis, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg. As much as we like our free access to Casemaker and Fastcase, we’ve always hoped that Casemaker and Fastcase would add a more robust, free citator (equal to Shepard’s, BCite, and KeyCite). But our...


  • California Lawyers and Paralegals can earn two hours of self-study MCLE credit online after reading this article and completing the quiz found at this link. FindLaw and Google Scholar offer free California state and Ninth Circuit federal case law databases (in addition to free case law databases to all other states, circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court). For California-only free case law...


  • Today Fastcase announced a free enhancement to their case law identification algorithm that identifies overturned or reversed cases in its Authority Check system. Called "Bad Law Bot," the system uses "new algorithms to identify court cases that are cited with negative treatment and to alert researchers of a case’s negative citation history," according to the company...


  • During our live continuing legal education seminars we discuss how to use the information found in social media profiles for evidence and how to get profiles admitted into evidence. If a profile owner assumes a pseudonym, authenticating the owner of the profile has proven to be a challenge. Some courts admit the profile into evidence and some do not. For that reason, we’ve been following...


  • UPDATED 4/3/12 LexisNexis' Decade-Long Free Case Law Research Experiment Comes to an End Free, current case law research has disappeared from LexisNexis Communities. All links and access to the database formerly known as lexisONE have been removed. The deep link that previously led to a functional free case law search form on the LexisNexis Communities pages now displays only a message...


  • LexisNexis has raised the price of Shephardizing a single case at it's LexisONE Community free online caselaw research site from $6.00/case to $15.00/case. This appears to be a New Year's price increase, as the price was $6.00/case when we visited the site in late December 2010. Prices have not increased for longer-term access to Shephard's. Daily packages for unlimited access to...


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