Lexis continues its streak of enhancements with yesterday's release of the Reason for Shepard's Signal feature. This feature shows you the cited document (and passage within that document) that most strongly influenced the Shepard's editors' choice of signal. By leading you to the citing document with the most impact, this feature can help you more quickly figure out the status of your case, and whether you can use it for the purpose you have in mind.
"Reason for Shepard's Signal" is currently available for cases decided after March 2003.
Here's a screen shot of the "Reason for Shepard's Signal" link as it appears on the first screen of a recent case:
And here's what you see when you click on the "Reason for Shepard's Signal" link for this case: