According to my LexisNexis representative, two new enhancements are scheduled to be released on n February 19th: the Shepard’s orange “Q” signal and Combined Search functionality. The following is from an email announcement:
- The Shepard’s “Q” Signal
A new signal has been added to the list of Shepard’s Signals: the orange “Q”.
The orange “Q” will be displayed only when the citing court has “questioned” the validity of some aspect of the target case. This signal is more serious than the yellow triangle (Distinguished or Criticized) and not as negative as the red stop sign (Overruled or Superseded). E.g., Roe v. Wade is a famous case that everyone knows is still “good law”, but in the past, it has always received the red signal due to the phrase “Questioned by.” Roe v. Wade now displays the orange “Q” signal. Click here to Shepardize Roe v. Wade to view this new symbol.
- Combined Search
The new LexisNexis Combined Search functionality allows you to run one search through multiple sources. You can now combine sources from any page of the source selection hierarchy (up to 50 sources!), and you are able to select and search sources not previously combinable (e.g., cases & statutes). The “cite list” that you will receive will be in the form of a tabbed answer set organized by content type (e.g., Cases, News, Secondary). You are able to utilize the FOCUS and Print capability by source, source category or selected documents. Click here to tour this new function.