Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fastcase unveils a significant citator improvement

Fastcase, a commercial legal research tool offered free with membership in many state bar associations, has just improved its citator - known as Authority Check - by offering a feature that  tells you whether your case has received any negative, later case treatment.  Known as Bad Law Bot, it uses algorithms to find negative citation history for your case. Bad Law Bot then flags those negative decisions and provides you with the links to the cases.  Click here to see several screen shots that illustrate how it works or check out the video below for a more detailed explanation from Fastcase CEO Ed Walters.

Hat tip to the Law Librarian blog.

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2013/04/fastcase-unveils-a-significant-citator-improvement.html

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