Case Law Summaries and LexisNexis ® Headnotes - Textual Version.

This tutorial describes how Case Law Summaries can help you research more efficiently.

Suppose your search request retrieved opinions that address intentional infliction of emotional distress. One relevant case is Yeager v. Local Union 20.

To help you decide whether a case merits further review, the Cite View includes an abbreviated Overview of relevant case points.

The Overview lets you know that the issue of intentional infliction of emotional distress is central to the decision in Yeager v. Local Union 20.

Select the case link to read the entire opinion. The decision appears in Full View. Youíll find the Case Summary below the Disposition. Just scroll down to display the Summary.

Each Summary contains a Procedural Posture, an Overview, and an Outcome.

The Procedural Posture reveals the procedural history, how this case arrived before this court.

The Overview displays a concise review of the underlying facts, as well as the courtís holding on the legal issues involved.

The Outcome sums up the courtís ruling on the issues before the court.

Core Terms are the prominent legal and factual terms taken directly from the opinion. To display the LexisNexis ® Headnotes, scroll down past Core Terms.

That concludes the Case Law Summaries tutorial module. Next, we'll review how you can use LexisNexis Headnotes to enhance your research.

Now you can:

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