With Precision Research (also called Westlaw Precision or simply Precision), you can find cases using the following new tagged facets:
Legal issue and outcome
Cause of action
Motion type and outcome
Area of law
If a case is covered by Precision, you will see a Browse Box in the search results, which contains important information such as the legal issues, the outcome, the material facts, resolution, cost of action, motions, and motion outcomes. Selecting Material Facts will lead you to the most relevant headnote.
To find similar cases, use the More Cases on this Issue tab on the Browse Box or the More Like This tab at the top of an opinion.
Which cases are covered by Precision?
Published cases from 2010 and older leading decisions in selected topics are covered by Precision. In addition, there is now a Best Headnote Box for published cases that fall outside Precision's scope.
How can I use it?
Run a search from the Precision Research Tab located under the main search bar.
You can also run a search in the main search bar and suggested Precision results may appear below.
Finally, Precision facets can be applied post-search from the menu on the left side of the screen.
In what areas does Precision apply?
The following topics are currently available:
Federal Civil Procedure
Federal Class Actions
Federal Discovery and Evidence
Select View All Topics Information from the Precision tab to see scope notes that explain what each topic covers.
Citing With shows related cases that have a pattern of being cited together whether or not the cases cite each other.
How do I access it?
Select the Cited With tab to view a list of all the cases that are commonly cited with the case you are viewing. Cases that cite to both the base case and a Cited With case are listed in a panel on the right.
Also, selecting the Co-Citing Button opens a panel that allows you to review a list of cases citing both cases.
There is also a Full Page Button.
The base case is in Yellow; the cited case is in teal.
What filters are available?
The Citing Relationship filter gives you three options:
No direct citing relationship
Cited by (case in the Cited With list is cited by your base case)
Cited to (case in the Cited With list cites your base case)
The Citing Proximity filter allows you to filter a Cited With list based on where both Cited With documents appear in relation to each other in a single document. These options include:
String Citation (note that strings that begin with the Bluebook signals “quoting” or “citing” are not categorized as string cites)
Same Paragraph (includes instances where the case in a group that is preceded by the Bluebook signals “quoting” or “citing" and other instances of both citations appearing in the same paragraph)
Same Section (in the same section but not the same paragraph; sections are determined by the author of the document)
Same Document (also applies for documents with no sections)