Points of Law offers a more efficient and effective way to conduct case law research. Through the application of machine learning to our database of 13 million court opinions, Points of Law speeds up case law research by highlighting language critical to a court’s reasoning and linking this language to a related Point of Law.
A keyword search of the Court Opinions database will display an icon in the right rail indicating that the case includes Points of Law. Simply use the Previous/Next buttons to navigate to the essentials of the court’s holding, highlighted in blue. From any highlighted section, click-through to a relevant Point of Law and link to supporting case law in a pop-up. The pop-up also includes links to the Citation Map, providing an at-a-glance graphical view of a Point of Law including the leading case and citing cases over a period of time; the pop-up also links to Related Points of Law, allowing you to expand your research.
For ease of use, Bloomberg Law also supports a keyword search of the Points of Law database, providing seamless navigation to relevant jurisdiction-specific Points of Law and citing cases. By enabling you to quickly and easily determine which cases are the most cited, most relevant, or most recent, Points of Law reduces the possibility that an important case will be missed.
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DOC VIEWER 2.0
Bloomberg Law’s Doc Viewer 2.0 provides enhanced usability and readability for the following
content sets on Bloomberg Law:
- Court Orders
- Court Rules
- Practical Guidance
- Law Reviews & Journals
- Law Firm Research
- Regulatory & Administrative Rules
- Administrative Orders & Decisions
- Public Laws & Acts
- Uniform Laws
- Arbitration Decisions
In addition to an updated look and feel, Doc Viewer 2.0 features an upgraded Right Rail design, enhanced Jump-To and Pagination features, and for specific content, a Left Rail – Table of Contents that enables users to navigate directly to specific sections of a document