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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 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.

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Litigants Litigants
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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.

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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

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date decided date decided
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CourtSeal CourtSeal
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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.

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imagelink imagelink

Page to link to from the image. If this is specified, `imagealt`-parameter should also be specified.

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imagealt imagealt

Alt text for the image; see Wikipedia:Alternative text for images.

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caption caption

A caption for the image. Terms in the caption can be wikilinked, if desired.

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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.

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ArgueDate ArgueDate
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ArgueDateB ArgueDateB
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ArgueDateC ArgueDateC
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ArgueYear ArgueYear
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ArgueDateA ArgueDateA
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ReargueDate ReargueDate
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ReargueYear ReargueYear
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ReargueDateA ReargueDateA
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ReargueDateB ReargueDateB
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ReargueDate2 ReargueDate2
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ReargueYear2 ReargueYear2
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ReargueDateA2 ReargueDateA2
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ReargueDateB2 ReargueDateB2
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SubmitDate SubmitDate
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SubmitYear SubmitYear
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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.

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Year Decided DecideYear
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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 [ and ] when putting them inside an external link.

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ECLI ECLI

The European Case Law Identifier. Available for a selection of European court cases, notably Dutch, Finnish, Spanish and EU.

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Transcripts transcripts

External links to transcripts of the case, where available.

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Cases_cited Cases_cited
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Legislation_cited Legislation_cited
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Procedural Procedural
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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.

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OralArgument OralArgument
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OralArguments OralArguments
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OralReargument OralReargument
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OpinionAnnouncement OpinionAnnouncement
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Outcome Outcome
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QuestionsPresented QuestionsPresented
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Holding Holdingholding
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Ruling Ruling
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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.

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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.

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Membership Membership
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judge judge
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ChiefJudge ChiefJudge
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AssociateJudges AssociateJudges
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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)".

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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

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Majority Majority
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Plurality Plurality
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PerCuriam PerCuriam
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Dissent Dissent
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Concurrence Concurrence
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JoinMajority JoinMajority
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Majority2 Majority2
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JoinMajority2 JoinMajority2
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Majority3 Majority3
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JoinMajority3 JoinMajority3
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JoinPlurality JoinPlurality
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Plurality2 Plurality2
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JoinPlurality2 JoinPlurality2
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Plurality3 Plurality3
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Plurality4 Plurality4
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JoinPlurality4 JoinPlurality4
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Seriatim Seriatim
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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

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JoinConcurrence JoinConcurrence
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Concurrence2 Concurrence2
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Concurrence3 Concurrence3
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Concurrence4 Concurrence4
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JoinConcurrence8 JoinConcurrence8
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Concurrence/Dissent Concurrence/Dissent
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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.

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JoinConcurrence/Dissent JoinConcurrence/Dissent
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Concurrence/Dissent2 Concurrence/Dissent2
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Concurrence/Dissent3 Concurrence/Dissent3
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Concurrence/Dissent4 Concurrence/Dissent4
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Concurrence/Dissent5 Concurrence/Dissent5
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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

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JoinDissent JoinDissent
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ConcurrenceDissent ConcurrenceDissent
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Dissent2 Dissent2
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Dissent3 Dissent3
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Dissent4 Dissent4
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ConcurrenceDissent4 ConcurrenceDissent4
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Dissent5 Dissent5
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NotParticipating NotParticipating
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LawsApplied LawsApplied
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laws_applied laws_applied
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Superseded Superseded
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Overruled Overruled
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Overturned previous case Overturned previous case
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Abrogated Abrogated
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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]] }}

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Area of Law Area of Law
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italic title italic title

Indicates that the page title should be italicized. Valid values are "yes", "no" or "force".

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See also