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All the features you expect from Westlaw – but better.
Cases summarized — by judges
Cases summarized — by judges
  • Westlaw: 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
  • 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 summaries 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
  • 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 summaries of important treatment.
secondary sources
Secondary sources – for free
  • Westlaw: Can charge extra for secondary sources
  • Casetext: Gives you resources to access other databases so you can get the resources you need without needing a Lexis subscription. Download our guide and you can see how to access secondary sources in your area for free.
Cited passages — and cases with similar passages
  • Westlaw: 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)
Cited passages — and cases with similar passages
Cited passages — and cases with similar passages
Cited passages — and cases with similar passages
  • Westlaw: 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)
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
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