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Template:Infobox court case

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Usage

This template summarizes information about a specific court case.

{{Infobox court case
|name               = 
|court              = 
|image              = 
|imagesize          = 
|imagelink          = 
|imagealt           = 
|caption            = 
|full name          = 
|date decided       = <!-- {{start date|yyyy|mm|dd|df=}} -->
|citations          = 
|ECLI               = 
|transcripts        = 
|judges             = 
|number of judges   = 
|decision by        = 
|concurring         = 
|dissenting         = 
|concur/dissent     = 
|prior actions      = 
|appealed from      = 
|appealed to        = 
|subsequent actions = 
|related actions    = 
|opinions           = 
|keywords           = <!-- {{hlist | }} -->
|italic title       = 
}}

Parameters

This infobox takes a number of parameters, which are optional unless indicated otherwise:

name
The short name of the case, which should preferably be the same as the article title. If the parameter is omitted, the article name is used.
court
The name of the court that the case was heard in. [[Wikilink]] the name to a Wikipedia article about the court, if there is one. To cause the template to automatically display an image of the coat of arms of a court or of the court building, enter the name of the court as shown at {{Infobox court case/images}}.
image
An image to represent the court, such as a coat of arms or a photograph of a courthouse. Type the name of the image without the "File:" prefix and do not wikilink it. If you omit this parameter, the template automatically displays an image according to the scheme at {{Infobox court case/images}}.
Note that only images that have been released under a free licence should be used here. Such images should preferably be uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons. Do not use images under a (supposed) "fair use" justification, as the use of such images in infoboxes probably does not constitute fair use.
imagesize
The width of the image in pixels, particularly if it is less than 180 pixels (px). Type the number without the "px" suffix ("150", not "150px"). If this parameter is omitted or called but left blank, the image size defaults to 180px.
imagelink
Page to link to from the image. If this is specified, |imagealt= should also be specified.
imagealt
Alt text for the image; see Wikipedia:Alternative text for images.
caption
A caption for the image. Terms in the caption can be wikilinked, if desired.
full name
The full name of the case, including terms like "& Anor" ("and another") or "& Ors" ("and others"). Set out here any abbreviations that appear in the short name of the case in full.
date decided
The date the decision was handed down. Use {{start date|yyyy|mm|dd}}. In line with "Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Linking and autoformatting of dates", do not add wikilinks to dates.
citations
Citations of reports of the case. If a report is available online, use a citation template (such as {{Cite BAILII}}) where available to generate an external link automatically, or else create a link manually.
Note that if the citation uses square brackets, replace them with &#91; and &#93; when putting them inside an external link.
ECLI
The European Case Law Identifier, eg. ECLI:NL:RBAMS:1998:AD2957, gives ECLI:NL:RBAMS:1998:AD2957
transcripts
External links to transcripts of the case, where available.
judges
List the names of the judges sitting on the case, in the order of their precedence if known, separated by commas. The Chief Justice or President of the court, if he or she is hearing the case, should appear first. The order that the judges' names should appear in is usually shown in reports of the case. Where available, link a name to a Wikipedia article about the judge.
number of judges
Write the number of judges in numerals. This parameter only controls whether the "judges" header is plural. If blank, it defaults to "judge(s)".
decision by
Name the judge who wrote the decision if more than one judge sat on the case. Do not link a name again if it was already linked in the |judges= parameter.
concurring
List those judges who wrote concurring opinions, if any. Do not link a name again if it was already linked in the |judges= parameter.
dissenting
List those judges who wrote dissenting opinions, if any. Do not link a name again if it was already linked in the |judges= parameter.
concur/dissent
List those judges, if any, who wrote opinions concurring in part and dissenting in part. Do not link a name again if it was already linked in the |judges= parameter.
prior actions
Mention any prior trials or appeals, if any. Where possible, link the name of a prior case to a Wikipedia article about the case, and link citations as described above.
appealed from
If this case is an appeal, name the court from which the appeal immediately came. Link the name if possible. If the case at the lower court has its own article, that case can be linked in parentheses after the name of the court. More complicated or longer histories can use the prior actions field alongside this field or instead of it.
appealed to
If this case was appealed, name the court to which the appeal immediately went. Link the name if possible. If the case at the higher court has its own article, that case can be linked in parentheses after the name of the court. More complicated or longer histories can use the subsequent actions field alongside this field or instead of it.
subsequent actions
Mention any later appeals or retrials, if any. Where possible, link the name of a subsequent case to a Wikipedia article about the case, and link citations as described above.
related actions
Mention any related actions, for example, Mabo v Queensland (No 2) if the article is about Mabo v Queensland (No 1). Where possible, link the name of a related case to a Wikipedia article about the case, and link citations as described above.
opinions
A very brief summary of the major findings or holdings in the case. Many case reports will have headnotes or summaries of the holdings that can be modified and entered into this field.
keywords
A list of keywords that describe the legal issues dealt with by the case. List keywords alphabetically, separate them with {{flatlist}} or {{hlist}}, and link them to appropriate Wikipedia articles wherever possible; for example:

{{hlist| [[Bailment]] | [[common carrier]] | [[negligence]] | [[strict liability]] }}

which will render as:
italic title
Indicates that the page title should be italicized. Valid values are "yes", "no" or "force":
  • |italic title=yes – the title is italicised, but only if it is less than 50 characters in length; if it contains an opening parenthesis (, only the portion before the opening parenthesis will be italicised
  • |italic title=no – the title is not italicised
  • |italic title=force – the title is fully italicised
If the |italic title= parameter is blank or omitted, the action is identical to |italic title=yes
ECLI
The European Case Law Identifier. Available for EU courts, European Patent office (Board of Appeal), and several EU countries. Converted into a link to the judgement for Dutch, German and EU cases.

Legacy parameters

Full blank syntax, including the legacy parameters included for compatibility with infoboxes based on Template:Infobox SCOTUS case. Those include: Template:Infobox California Supreme Court case, Template:Infobox South Carolina Supreme Court case.

Technical information

The |image= parameter in the template contains the following function:

{{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image=
{{#if:{{{image<includeonly>|</includeonly>}}} 
      |{{{image}}}
      |{{Infobox court case/images|courtimage={{{court}}}|date={{{date decided|}}} }}
      }}|size={{{imagesize|}}}|sizedefault=frameless|upright=0.82|link={{{imagelink|}}}|alt={{{imagealt|}}} }}

The function does the following tasks:

  • If the parameter |image= is used in the template, that image is displayed. If a value is specified for |imagesize=, the image is given that width; otherwise the image width defaults to 180 px.
  • If |image= is not used, a check is done to see if the value of |court= is listed in {{Infobox court case/images}}. If the result is "None", then no image is displayed. If the result is an image file (either the coat of arms of a court or a photograph of a courthouse), then the image file is displayed. {{Infobox court case/images}} can be tweaked to display different images depending on the date when the case was decided – for help with this, leave a message on the talk page.
  • Again, if a value is specified for |imagesize=, the image is given that width; otherwise the image width defaults to upright=0.82 (which is 180px).
  • In either case the image is given a link and alt text specified by |imagelink= and |imagealt=. If |imagelink= is omitted or given no value, the image is linked to its image description page.

JackLee came up with the first version of this function, but thanks are due to Chris Cunningham for coming up with a cleaner solution that works better.

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Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
name name The short name of the case, which should preferably be the same as the article title. If the parameter is omitted, the article name is used. string empty empty optional
Litigants Litigants string empty empty deprecated
image image An image to represent the court, such as a coat of arms or a photograph of a courthouse. Type the name of the image without the File: prefix and do not wikilink it. If you omit this parameter, the template may automatically displays an image based on the name of the court. string empty empty optional
Court courtCourtName The name of the court that the case was heard in. Link the name to a Wikipedia article about the court, if there is one string empty empty optional
date decided date decided string empty empty optional
CourtSeal CourtSeal string empty empty optional
imagesize imagesize The width of the image in pixels, particularly if it is less than 180 pixels (px). Type the number without the "px" suffix ("150", not "150px"). If this parameter is omitted or called but left blank, the image size defaults to 180px. string empty empty optional
imagelink imagelink Page to link to from the image. If this is specified, `imagealt`-parameter should also be specified. string empty empty optional
imagealt imagealt Alt text for the image; see Wikipedia:Alternative text for images. string empty empty optional
caption caption A caption for the image. Terms in the caption can be wikilinked, if desired. string empty empty optional
FullName full name The full name of the case, including terms like "& Anor" ("and another") or "& Ors" ("and others"). Set out here any abbreviations that appear in the short name of the case in full. string empty empty optional
ArgueDate ArgueDate string empty empty deprecated
ArgueDateB ArgueDateB string empty empty deprecated
ArgueDateC ArgueDateC string empty empty deprecated
ArgueYear ArgueYear string empty empty deprecated
ArgueDateA ArgueDateA string empty empty deprecated
ReargueDate ReargueDate string empty empty deprecated
ReargueYear ReargueYear string empty empty deprecated
ReargueDateA ReargueDateA string empty empty deprecated
ReargueDateB ReargueDateB string empty empty deprecated
ReargueDate2 ReargueDate2 string empty empty deprecated
ReargueYear2 ReargueYear2 string empty empty deprecated
ReargueDateA2 ReargueDateA2 string empty empty deprecated
ReargueDateB2 ReargueDateB2 string empty empty deprecated
SubmitDate SubmitDate string empty empty deprecated
SubmitYear SubmitYear string empty empty deprecated
Date decided DecideDatedate_decided The date the decision was handed down. Use {{start date|yyyy|mm|dd}}. In line with "Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Linking and autoformatting of dates", do not add wikilinks to dates. string empty empty optional
Year Decided DecideYear string empty empty deprecated
Citations citationsCitationCitationsCitationNewNeutral CitationOther Citations Citations of reports of the case. If a report is available online, use a citation template (such as {{Cite BAILII}}) where available to generate an external link automatically, or else create a link manually. Note that if the citation uses square brackets, replace them with &#91; and &#93; when putting them inside an external link. string empty empty optional
ECLI ECLI The European Case Law Identifier. Available for a selection of European court cases, notably Dutch, Finnish, Spanish and EU. string empty empty optional
Transcripts transcripts External links to transcripts of the case, where available. string empty empty optional
Cases_cited Cases_cited string empty empty deprecated
Legislation_cited Legislation_cited string empty empty deprecated
prior actions prior_actionsPrior Mention any prior trials or appeals, if any. Where possible, link the name of a prior case to a Wikipedia article about the case, and link citations as described above string empty empty optional
appealed from appealed from If this case is an appeal, name the court from which the appeal immediately came. Link the name if possible. If the case at the lower court has its own article, that case can be linked in parentheses after the name of the court. More complicated or longer histories can use the prior actions field alongside this field or instead of it. string empty empty optional
appealed to appealed to If this case was appealed, name the court to which the appeal immediately went. Link the name if possible. If the case at the higher court has its own article, that case can be linked in parentheses after the name of the court. More complicated or longer histories can use the subsequent actions field alongside this field or instead of it. string empty empty optional
subsequent actions subsequent_actionsSubsequent Mention any later appeals or retrials, if any. Where possible, link the name of a subsequent case to a Wikipedia article about the case, and link citations as described above. string empty empty optional
Procedural Procedural string empty empty deprecated
related actions Related Mention any related actions, for example, Mabo v Queensland (No 2) if the article is about Mabo v Queensland (No 1). Where possible, link the name of a related case to a Wikipedia article about the case, and link citations as described above. string empty empty deprecated
OralArgument OralArgument string empty empty deprecated
OralArguments OralArguments string empty empty deprecated
OralReargument OralReargument string empty empty deprecated
OpinionAnnouncement OpinionAnnouncement string empty empty deprecated
Outcome Outcome string empty empty deprecated
QuestionsPresented QuestionsPresented string empty empty deprecated
Holding Holdingholding string empty empty deprecated
Ruling Ruling string empty empty deprecated
opinions opinions A very brief summary of the major findings or holdings in the case. Many case reports will have headnotes or summaries of the holdings that can be modified and entered into this field. string empty empty optional
judges Judges List the names of the judges sitting on the case, in the order of their precedence if known, separated by commas. The Chief Justice or President of the court, if he or she is hearing the case, should appear first. The order that the judges' names should appear in is usually shown in reports of the case. Where available, link a name to a Wikipedia article about the judge. string empty empty deprecated
Membership Membership string empty empty deprecated
judge judge string empty empty deprecated
ChiefJudge ChiefJudge string empty empty deprecated
AssociateJudges AssociateJudges string empty empty deprecated
number of judges number of judges Write the number of judges in numerals. This parameter only controls whether the "judges" header is plural. If blank, it defaults to "judge(s)". string empty empty deprecated
decision by decision by Name the judge who wrote the decision if more than one judge sat on the case. Do not link a name again if it was already linked in the `judges`-parameter string empty empty deprecated
Majority Majority string empty empty deprecated
Plurality Plurality string empty empty deprecated
PerCuriam PerCuriam string empty empty deprecated
Dissent Dissent string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence Concurrence string empty empty deprecated
JoinMajority JoinMajority string empty empty deprecated
Majority2 Majority2 string empty empty deprecated
JoinMajority2 JoinMajority2 string empty empty deprecated
Majority3 Majority3 string empty empty deprecated
JoinMajority3 JoinMajority3 string empty empty deprecated
JoinPlurality JoinPlurality string empty empty deprecated
Plurality2 Plurality2 string empty empty deprecated
JoinPlurality2 JoinPlurality2 string empty empty deprecated
Plurality3 Plurality3 string empty empty deprecated
JoinPlurality3 JoinPlurality3 string empty empty deprecated
Plurality4 Plurality4 string empty empty deprecated
JoinPlurality4 JoinPlurality4 string empty empty deprecated
Seriatim Seriatim string empty empty deprecated
Seriatim2 Seriatim2 string empty empty deprecated
Seriatim3 Seriatim3 string empty empty deprecated
Seriatim4 Seriatim4 string empty empty deprecated
Seriatim5 Seriatim5 string empty empty deprecated
concurring concurring List those judges who wrote concurring opinions, if any. Do not link a name again if it was already linked in the `judges`-parameter string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence JoinConcurrence string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence2 Concurrence2 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence2 JoinConcurrence2 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence3 Concurrence3 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence3 JoinConcurrence3 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence4 Concurrence4 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence4 JoinConcurrence4 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence5 Concurrence5 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence5 JoinConcurrence5 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence6 Concurrence6 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence6 JoinConcurrence6 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence7 Concurrence7 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence7 JoinConcurrence7 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence8 Concurrence8 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence8 JoinConcurrence8 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence/Dissent Concurrence/Dissent string empty empty deprecated
concur/dissent Concur/dissentconcur/dissent List those judges, if any, who wrote opinions concurring in part and dissenting in part. Do not link a name again if it was already linked in the `judges`-parameter. string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence/Dissent JoinConcurrence/Dissent string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence/Dissent2 Concurrence/Dissent2 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence/Dissent2 JoinConcurrence/Dissent2 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence/Dissent3 Concurrence/Dissent3 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence/Dissent3 JoinConcurrence/Dissent3 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence/Dissent4 Concurrence/Dissent4 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence/Dissent4 JoinConcurrence/Dissent4 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence/Dissent5 Concurrence/Dissent5 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence/Dissent5 JoinConcurrence/Dissent5 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence/Dissent6 Concurrence/Dissent6 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence/Dissent6 JoinConcurrence/Dissent6 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence/Dissent7 Concurrence/Dissent7 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence/Dissent7 JoinConcurrence/Dissent7 string empty empty deprecated
Concurrence/Dissent8 Concurrence/Dissent8 string empty empty deprecated
JoinConcurrence/Dissent8 JoinConcurrence/Dissent8 string empty empty deprecated
dissenting dissenting List those judges who wrote dissenting opinions, if any. Do not link a name again if it was already linked in the `judges`-parameter string empty empty deprecated
JoinDissent JoinDissent string empty empty deprecated
ConcurrenceDissent ConcurrenceDissent string empty empty deprecated
Dissent2 Dissent2 string empty empty deprecated
JoinDissent2 JoinDissent2 string empty empty deprecated
ConcurrenceDissent2 ConcurrenceDissent2 string empty empty deprecated
Dissent3 Dissent3 string empty empty deprecated
JoinDissent3 JoinDissent3 string empty empty deprecated
ConcurrenceDissent3 ConcurrenceDissent3 string empty empty deprecated
Dissent4 Dissent4 string empty empty deprecated
JoinDissent4 JoinDissent4 string empty empty deprecated
ConcurrenceDissent4 ConcurrenceDissent4 string empty empty deprecated
Dissent5 Dissent5 string empty empty deprecated
JoinDissent5 JoinDissent5 string empty empty deprecated
NotParticipating NotParticipating string empty empty deprecated
LawsApplied LawsApplied string empty empty deprecated
laws_applied laws_applied string empty empty deprecated
Superseded Superseded string empty empty deprecated
Overruled Overruled string empty empty deprecated
Overturned previous case Overturned previous case string empty empty deprecated
Abrogated Abrogated string empty empty deprecated
keywords keywordsKeywords A list of keywords that describe the legal issues dealt with by the case. List keywords alphabetically, separate them with {{Flatlist}} or {{hlist}}, and link them to appropriate Wikipedia articles wherever possible; for example: {{hlist| [[Bailment]] |[[common carrier]] |[[negligence]] |[[strict liability]] }} string empty empty optional
Area of Law Area of Law string empty empty deprecated
italic title italic title Indicates that the page title should be italicized. Valid values are "yes", "no" or "force". string empty empty optional

See also