Welcome to the Classified Index the Electronic Network (CiteNet), the Board's search database that contains the Classified Index of NLRB Board Decisions and Related Court Decisions. The CiteNet outline provides a subject matter classification system and a topical index for procedural and legal issues contained in Board and related Court decisions. The topical index uses an alphabetized word or term found in outline headings. This database includes most Board decisions and contemporaneous Court decisions beginning in February 1992 (Board Volume 306). Examples where a published Board decision might not be digested include cases containing only routine or repetitive issues, such as Summary Judgment cases in which the only issue was whether the matter was fully litigated in a prior hearing. Court opinions ordinarily are included if they contain a discussion of one or more of the substantive issues in the case, and are not merely per curiam or similarly abbreviated dispositions. Administrative Law Judge Decisions adopted by the Board in the absence of exceptions ordinarily are not digested. They might be included if they are unusual or of special interest, such as decisions dealing with an emerging issue on which the Board has not yet spoken. Consult the CiteNet Quick Start Guide and CiteNet Quick Reference Card for search instructions and CiteNet Abbreviations for a definition of terms. If after accessing
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