You know that with Casecheck+ the green thumbs up icon means the case you are viewing is good law. What about the red thumbs down icon? What else can Casecheck+ tell me?
When you click on the case with a red thumbs down you will see a case listed that generated the negative treatment as well as an indication of the type of negative treatment–but what does that term mean? Lets go over the list:
This keyword is used between two same state appellate courts or between two different circuit courts, when one is not agreeing with the conclusion of the other
The citing case grants further appeal in the cited case.
The higher court modifies or brings certain changes in the lower court’s decision or the lower court brings certain changes in its prior opinion. However, that may affect change in judgment or not.
The citing case explicitly overrules or disapproves the cited case.
- Overruled in part
The citing case explicitly overrules or disapproves some portion of the cited case.
The citing case determines that the cited case lacks continuing validity and thus can no longer be relied upon.
The higher court overturns the judgment of the lower court based on legal issues.
When a statute has overwhelming authority over the court’s decision.
When a higher court renders the lower court’s judgment null and void.
When a court finds its earlier opinion or its lower court’s opinion unresponsive.
You can also find other cases that cited your case by clicking on the citing references tab. This is simply a list of cases which cited the case, there is no treatment applied to this list. The Negative Treatment tab will list of the cases which cited this case negatively.
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