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SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 17, 2000 –Adding to its comprehensive Web site for the legal community, today announced the launch of a new information service covering news, oral arguments, orders, and other happenings at the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys looking for case information, decisions, commentary and news from the nation’s highest court can simply click on the ‘Supreme Court Monitor’ link on’s homepage and easily find free information organized by topic and date. The Supreme Court Monitor is divided in three sections for easy search and navigation: ‘news,’ ‘decisions’ and ‘cert. granted.’ The news section pulls information on the current Court term from a variety of sources, organizes the stories by date, provides an abstract and a link to the full story. ‘Decisions’ gives the user a short summary of cases decided by the Court last term, and will feature decisions from the Court’s 2000-2001 term as they are issued. Access to the full-text versions of the Court’s opinions is also available to Practice Center subscribers. The Monitor’s ‘cert. granted’ section displays pending cases by argument date and subject, making it easy for users to find a specific case or to search for a group of cases related to a particular subject. This section also offers Practice Center subscribers access to case summaries with information pertinent to the desired case, such as the lawyers involved and amicus briefs submitted. “Our goal at is to become an indispensable part of an attorney’s day, providing the best tools and services for the practice of law,” said Bill Feid, CEO of “The added depth of U.S. Supreme Court information, one click from the homepage, will help keep the legal community abreast of the status of pending cases before the high court.” The Monitor complements’s other Web site offerings, which include breaking legal news, the latest technology services for law firms, state-specific and practice-specific legal information, comprehensive decision coverage, the Web’s most extensive legal job listings and access to specialized Practice Centers.’s five Practice Centers provide practice-specific news, cases and analysis in the areas of corporate, employment, IP, litigation and tech law for a low annual subscription rate of $108. About, a privately held company, is the Web’s most comprehensive legal destination, providing legal professionals and law students with the tools and intelligence required to compete and succeed in today’s wired world. Visitors to can track breaking developments in the law; purchase law books, software, forms and information products online; research issues and cases, or explore nationwide job openings in the legal industry. Investors in include majority owner U.S. Equity Partners L.P., a private equity investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein Perella & Co., and SOFTBANK Capital Partners L.P., a late-stage Internet venture investment group sponsored by SOFTBANK CORP.

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