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LexisNexis Unveils Site

LexisNexis has launched its new corporate Web site It offers a customer service center, increased access to detailed product information, a streamlined purchase process, and printer-friendly product information.

LexisNexis also introduced its LexisNexis Current Issues Universe, a Web-based research module. Its "Current Issues List" is a collection of more than 2,000 topics.

Information: Reader Response no. 256.

My Westlaw

West Group's My Westlaw helps users customize their Westlaw desktops, to designate practice area or jurisdictional tabs; choose databases and shortcuts; and select search tools.

West also announced other improvements to its research service:

* Tax practitioners can now link directly from Westlaw into RIA's Web-based tax research system, Checkpoint.

* KeyCite Locate allows researchers to search the text of citing references and narrow a KeyCite result to only the citing references that contain specific terms.

* 8th Circuit Unreported Cases and accompanying West case law enhancements are now available for the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Court of Appeals.

Information: Reader Response no. 257.

RealLegal iBinder

RealLegal, the applications division of, has released RealLegal iBinder, an Internet-based transcript-sharing application.

Once iBinder is installed on a firm's Web server, multiple remote users can securely access and make changes to current Binder projects.

By clicking the refresh button, any changes made by remote users are instantly available to the Binder desktop application users back at the office. is a sister company to American Lawyer Media Inc.

Information: Reader Response no. 258.


EResolution, a Web-based commercial dispute resolution service, has partnered with JURIDICA, AXA Insurance's legal protection subsidiary (a French company that provides clients with legal assistance to resolve conflicts). The companies explain that eResolution will act as JURIDICA's exclusive dispute resolution provider for JURIDICA clients who are conducting business over North America-based Web sites. Typical disputes include conflicts over shipping; merchandise condition upon arrival; varying or "hidden" fees; and disappearance of sites, says eResolution.

Information: Reader Response no. 259.

AskSam 4.0

AskSam 4.0 Web Publisher, from askSam Systems, helps users create new documents (or import existing documents) for publication in a searchable database on the Web. The upgrade includes support for multiple fonts; left indent and hanging indent; styles; background colors; underline; strike-out; and other formatting tools.

Information: Reader Response no. 260.

Jones Day

Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue has selected Chicago-based Hubbard One to design, build and maintain the firm's public Web site. The site will utilize Hubbard's H4 content and knowledge management system, says Hubbard One.

Information: Reader Response no. 265.

Nikon Redesign

Nikon Inc. has revamped its Web site, Visitors can link to for product information; upload photos directly to NikonNet; edit pictures; create personalized e-cards, and more.

Information: Reader Response no. 261.

WebStripper Free 2.0

WebStripper Free 2.0, from Solent Software, copies single Web pages or entire sites to computers, CD ROMS, or other storage media, for offline browsing.

Information: Reader Response no. 262.

HTML Guard 2.0

HTML Guard 2.0, from Andreas Wulf Software, protects Web content from unauthorized copying. It can encrypt HTML source code, prevent text selection, and disable right mouse save functions.

Information: Reader Response no. 263.

Lemon Aid for Car Buyers

Consumers and plaintiffs' lawyers will find a handy research tool at By researching an automobile's 17-digit VIN (vehicle identification number), the Michigan-based Carfax, Inc. says it can deliver a "background check" of vehicles, "in seconds."

"Nearly one in every 10 used cars has a hidden problem," cautions the company, which boasts a database of more than 1.4 billion records compiled from more than 170 separate sources, including motor vehicle departments in the US and Canada, emissions inspection stations, auto auctions, fire and police departments and insurance companies. Carfax says it can document problems such as flood damage, salvage status, odometer rollbacks, "lemon" history, "junked" titles, state emissions inspection results, lien activities and vehicle use (taxi, rental, lease, etc.). Carfax recently added vehicle inspection and inspection repair records from British Columbia.

Information: Reader Response no. 264.

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