Casetext v. LexisNexis & Westlaw

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All the features you expect from LexisNexis & Westlaw – but better.
Cases summarized — by judges
Cases summarized — by judges
  • Westlaw & LexisNexis: Summarizes cases by an anonymous editor.
  • Casetext: Summarizes cases straight from the judges themselves.
Case treatment flags — even more detailed
  • Westlaw: Typical citator (red, green, and yellow flags) and get orange flags with an expensive upgrade to WestlawEdge
  • LexisNexis: Typical citator (red, green and yellow flags) – category only.
  • Casetext: All the same flags with orange flags included. Orange flags to tell you when a case hasn’t been overturned, but relies on one that was. We also go beyond flags and have concise sumaries of important treatment.
Case treatment flags — even more detailed
Case treatment flags — even more detailed
Case treatment flags — even more detailed
  • Westlaw: Typical citator (red, green, and yellow flags) and get orange flags with an expensive upgrade to WestlawEdge
  • LexisNexis: Typical citator (red, green and yellow flags) – category only.
  • Casetext: All the same flags with orange flags included. Orange flags to tell you when a case hasn’t been overturned, but relies on one that was. We also go beyond flags and have concise sumaries of important treatment.
Cited passages — and cases with similar passages
Cited passages — and cases with similar passages
  • Westlaw & LexisNexis: Shows you how passages have been cited
  • Casetext: Shows you how passages have been cited and similar cases discussing similar issues (even if they didn’t cite to your case)
Filters – but actually useful
  • Westlaw: Uses typical filters like Jurisdiction, Date and Published
  • Casetext: Has all the basics AND Motion Type, Cause of Action and Party Type
casetext research filters
casetext research filters
Filters – but actually useful
  • Westlaw: Uses typical filters like Jurisdiction, Date and Published
  • Casetext: Has all the basics AND Motion Type, Cause of Action and Party Type
casetext research filters
Searching – no (boolean /s required)
  • Westlaw: Uses boolean search to filter results
  • Casetext: Can use natural language or boolean or you can use our award-winning drag and drop search. Upload ANY legal document and we will find on-point cases for you.
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