BCite


The Bloomberg Law Citator, BCite, allows you to explore how court opinions have been cited so that you can ultimately determine whether a case is considered good law. Open the extracts within BCite to explore the specific references to your case.

 

You can also explore the Direct History and Table of Authorities for your case. Easy to use indicators that denote Positive, Distinguished, Caution,Superseded by Statute, and Negative references allow you to immediately see how other cases have treated your case. Click here to view description of BCite Indicators.

  • To access BCite, click on Direct History, Case Analysis, Table of Authorities or Citing Documents tabs(2). Every case displays the BCite treatment(1) next to its caption and the composite treatment is visible on the right rail(3).
  • Direct History tab: Shows other opinions relating to your case. This includes cases with the same controversy or opinions resulting from related appeals.
  • Case Analysis tab: Shows other cases that have cited your case and includes extracts showing the exact language used by the citing court. You can sort or filter by Date, Citation Frequency, Citing Case Analysis, Citing Case Status, Court and/or Judge.
  • Table of Authorities tab: Shows how your case treats the cases that it cites. It also provides an overall treatment icon for each of those cases. You can sort or filter by Date, Citation Frequency, Cited Case Analysis, Cited Case Status, Court, Judge and/or Order of Appearance in your case.
  • Citing Documents tab: Shows Court Opinions, Regulatory & Administrative Materials, and Secondary Materials that have cited your case. You can perform a keyword search over all of these materials from the Keywords box.