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|Case citation information||A case citation information signal indicates a case citator record is available, but no known history or treatments. Select the signal to view the case citator record.|
|Positive treatment||A positive (green) signal indicates the decision has positive history (affirmed, judicial review denied, or leave to appeal refused by a higher court) or positive treatments (followed or followed in a minority opinion of by subsequent court).|
|Cautionary treatment||A cautionary (yellow) signal indicates the decision has been subsequently distinguished by a subsequent court.|
|Negative treatment||A negative (red) signal indicates the decision has a negative history (judicial review allowed, reconsideration allowed, reversed, quashed, or varied by a higher court) or negative treatments (not followed or questioned by a subsequent court).|
A neutral signal indicates the decision has neutral treatments (mentioned, explained, cited, or cited in a dissenting opinion) or has history (abandoned, abated, leave to appeal granted, reconsideration denied, related proceeding, same case, or supplementary reasons by a subsequent court) where the citing court does not comment on the case.
|Legislation citation information||
A legislation citation information signal indicates a legislation citator record is available. Select the signal to view the legislation citator record.
|Distinguished||Cited case is held to be inapplicable due to a difference in fact or law.|
|Explained||Citing case adds to, expands upon, or interprets cited case. The cited case is not decisive, but is given some kind of consideration.|
|Followed||Citing case in a majority or plurality opinion applies a principle of law from the cited case. The judge expressly relies on the cited case as a precedent on which to base a decision.|
|Followed in minority opinion||Citing case, in an opinion other than a majority, plurality, or dissent, applies a principle of law from the cited case.|
Case is cited and may receive a more substantive treatment within 72 hours for recently added cases.
|Cited in dissenting opinion||
Case is cited in a dissenting opinion.
Citing case provides no more information about the cited case than what is available in the cited case itself.
Citing case overrules or refuses to apply the cited case for some reason other than it was distinguishable.
Citing case criticizes the conclusion or reasoning of the cited case, without refusing to follow it. Alternatively, legislation in force at the time the cited case was decided has been amended to the extent that the cited case might have been decided differently under the amended legislation.
*This method is imprecise and should only be used when the other methods do not work. It is best for new cases that may not yet have their judicial treatment entered into QuickCite or for unreported cases that may be mentioned in other cases but are not themselves available on Lexis Advance Quicklaw.*