New Alerts on Fastcase: (In Soviet Russia, Cases Search YOU)
Now it’s easier than ever to keep research up to date on Fastcase with Alerts. When you perform a search that you’d like to keep abreast of, simply create an alert by pressing the “Add Alert” button on the search results page. When new cases are decided that match the search, you'll get an e-mail and an alert notification on your Fastcase start page. This should be a powerful tool for tracking issues, or to find when clients are mentioned in judicial opinions. Now, when you search for important cases, the important cases will search for you, too.
Fastcase Expands Annotated Statutes
One historic advantage that traditional legal research services had over challengers such as Fastcase was annotated statutes – at the end of a statute section, you could find a list of judicial opinions that mentioned the section, which lawyers used as a guide to interpretation. That advantage ends now. Through 2013, Fastcase has added new annotated statutes every week. Today, the U.S. Code and 37 state statutes are annotated on Fastcase, with the remaining states being added in the coming weeks.
To find annotations, browse to the bottom of a statute section that has been cited in judicial opinions, and you’ll see a list of citing cases, along with their decision dates and number of citations to each. And as with search results, you can sort the citing cases by date or by authoritativeness. It’s one more way that Fastcase is equaling or bettering traditional legal publishers.