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Lexisnexis Butterworths Canada in negotiations to purchase Quicklaw.

Canadian online legal information service Quicklaw, Inc. (Kingston, OH) and LexisNexis Butterworths Canada (Markham, ON), a unit of LexisNexis (Dayton, OH), are in final negotiations for Quicklaw to be acquired by LexisNexis Butterworths. The deal is expected to be finalized "in the very near future." The new consolidated company will be headquartered in Kingston and will be headed by Quicklaw chairman/founder Prof. Hugh Lawford. Quicklaw was represented by The van Tulleken Co. (New York).

Quicklaw is Canada's largest single source of full-text Canadian court, board and tribunal decisions, and the largest collection of caselaw summaries. Its case citator, QuickCite, contains parallel citations, case histories, citing cases and judicial treatments, while the service provides access to 2500 databases of statutory materials, caselaw, current awareness newsletters and legal commentary. Quicklaw offers access to collections from Canada, Ireland, U.S., U.K., the European Union, Australia, Africa, Malaysia and the Caribbean.

LexisNexis Butterworths produces books, journals, newsletters, loose-leaf services, law reports, newspapers and online services for the legal and accountancy fields. It has 135 subscription products. Titles include The Ontario Reports, a weekly law report, The Lawyers Weekly, a newspaper for the legal market, and The Bottom Line, a newspaper for accountants.

LexisNexis ceo/North America Lou Andreozzi said that "Quicklaw is the undisputed leader in providing online legal research services to the Canadian legal market. Combining this strength with (our) excellent print publications will be a major step forward in meeting our customers' needs."
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Date:May 30, 2002
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