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General Information Questions

  • What is CASEMAKERdigest?
    • CASEMAKERdigest is a service provided to help lawyers keep abreast of recent developments in State, Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court case law. Cases are summarized as soon as they are made available and filtered into several categories for ease of searching.
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  • How/where do you get your information? How accurate/reliable is it?
    • Our information comes directly from the courts. These cases are then reviewed, summarized and categorized by our team of attorneys in a thorough and timely fashion. We stand by the accuracy and reliability of our content 100%.
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  • How current is the information contained on CASEMAKERdigest?
    • Typically our team will have a case summarized and posted within two days of receiving it from the court. Occasionally a delay can occur between processing a case and the posting of that case, during this time if a summary is available we will post it to let our subscribers know that the case will be arriving on the site shortly.
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  • Why does CASEMAKERDigest display the previous week by default?
    • Cases from the previous week are displayed by default so that the site is populated with data when you arrive, even at the beginning of the week. As cases are processed they are added to the current week. These can be accessed by choosing ìCurrent Weekî from the left-hand column or by RSS feed.
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  • What does it mean when a summary says [Casemaker link pending]?
    • Occasionally a delay can occur between processing a case and the posting of that case, during this time if a summary is available we will post it to let our subscribers know that the case will be arriving on the site shortly.
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  • How do the filters work?
    • By selecting any of the terms running down the right-hand column of the site, results are instantly refined to return only those cases which match the chosen terms. Additional terms can be selected from the categories or entered via the search window, to further refine your results.
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  • Can I save my searches?
    • Yes, CASEMAKERdigest allows you to save your searches via both RSS feeds and bookmarking. RSS feeds provide a constant flow of up to date information on cases which conform to the saved criteria. Bookmarks save a snapshot of the results of a specific search request.
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  • Is there a number I can call if I have questions about CASEMAKERdigest?
  • What browsers does CASEMAKERdigest support?
    • Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE) 7+, and Safari 3+.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When I perform a search, I only see the results for selected week. Why is that?
    • Currently CASEMAKERdigest only searches over the selected week to give you the fastest access possible while you are viewing the site. If you wish to see your search applied to the entire archive, simply save that search as an RSS feed. This will allow you to see all the cases from the archives which meet those search criteria, while keeping you up to date on any new developments under the specified parameters.
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  • How do I add and remove search filters?
    • CASEMAKERdigest allows you to add filters in several ways. You can type in a search filter using the provided box. You can select from any of the guided categories (Areas of Practice, Court or Judges) by clicking on the button next to those terms. Additionally, any terms underlined in blue can be added as filters by clicking on them. To remove an unwanted filter, click the button next to the term you wish to remove from your search.
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  • What is the function of the "Clear All" button?
    • "Clear All" removes all selected filters with a single click resetting the site to the default view.
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  • What is the function of the "Save" button?
    • The "Save" feature allows the user to output the results of a specific search to an RSS feed. RSS feeds can be read using any RSS reader, such as a web browser, a desktop application, or a mobile-device.
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  • How do I sort the results? And what are the possible sorting options?
    • You can sort your results by choosing either sort option from navigation bar at the top of the central column of the site. A user can opt to sort the results by Court or even by Judge.
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  • What is the function of the RSS Feed button?
    • This is the RSS feed subscription button. It allows the user to subscribe to a constant feed of the 50 most current cases published on the site. Unlike the "save search" option these results are not filtered and each case will be sent to the feed as soon as it is added to the site. This option allows the user to stay up to date on all developments in State and Federal Caselaw.
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  • Where can I view a complete archive of all available weeks?
    • To see the complete archive click "more" in the left column next to the words "Available weeks".
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  • Is it permissible to use CASEMAKERdigest materials for presentations?
    • All summaries written for CASEMAKERdigest are protected by copyright laws. Any use in presentations or the like must show proper attribution.
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  • When I click on the Casemaker 2.2 Link, nothing happens. How do I fix this?
    • Make sure your browser is configured to permit a link to open an eternal window. The "Casemaker 2.2" links are designed to open a new window or tab so that you can read the text of a chosen case while still retaining access to your current session on CASEMAKERdigest.
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