String Citation

String Citation

A series of references to cases that establish legal precedents and to other authorities that appear one after another and are printed following a legal assertion or conclusion as supportive authority.

For example, in preparing a brief, an attorney might set forth a particular assertion based upon the facts of the case and applicable law and immediately thereafter make a list of all the cases that lend support to it.

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Although the split should ideally be described in the text of the brief, if lengthy it can be footnoted and accompanied there with the necessary string citation.
This doesn't mean paragraphs on the battlefield issues should include fifty-case string citations.
Alternatively, a decision may cite a precedent only in passing, such as in a string citation.
This is achieved by avoiding string citations to the literature in favor of breaking the subject down into manageable chunks that emphasize fundamental principles of mergers and acquisitions law alongside the public policy considerations that underlie the legal framework, as well as the practical business considerations important to a mergers and acquisitions lawyer.
Avoid the law review style of string citations with the holding in parentheses.
An explanatory parenthetical can briefly explain the proposition for which the case stands and is particularly useful in string citations.
True, it gets mentioned, but generally in string citations supporting the proposition that questions of motivation are complicated and have spawned some literature.