Westlaw Asia Tip - Case Status Icons
Last Published: July 20, 2023
- When browsing case law, you may see status icons appearing next to the party names of a case. These icons indicate the current status of the case and signal whether a case has been judicially considered or not.
- A green status icon, indicates the case has received positive or neutral judicial treatment in subsequent cases, and is still good law.
- A red status icon, indicates that at least one point of law in the case has been overruled or reversed, so it is no longer good law.
- A yellow status icon, indicates the case has received mixed or mildly negative judicial treatment in subsequent cases but it has not been overruled/overturned. So when citing this case, you have to be cautious.