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I want to reference an exhibit from the following document (it's been split into separate parts):

Exhibits:
https://targetbreachsettlement.com/Portals/0/Documents/Settlement%20Agreement%20Exhibits.pdf

Agreement:
https://targetbreachsettlement.com/Portals/0/Documents/Settlement%20Agreement.pdf


Part of a class action lawsuit settlement agreement proposal / notice.

Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
District: DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
Case & MDL: 14-MD-2522-PAM/JJK
Document: 358-1
Filed: 03/18/15

Pursuant to: 28 U.S.C. § 1715


But I'm unsure of the proper rules to format such a citation. I can't seem to find any information regarding the APA style for referencing settlement agreements and/or proposals in particular.

PS: More info on the settlement can be found here: https://targetbreachsettlement.com/mainpage/Home.aspx

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According to the table of contents (pdf) for the APA 6th edition style guide, the APA defers reference styles for legal materials such as court decisions, statutes, legislative materials, and administrative and executive materials to The Bluebook®, which requires a purchase.

However, the APA Style has a blog, which has about 10 posts tagged legal, which gives guidance for a generic Name v. Name court case as follows:

Name v. Name, Volume Source Page (Court Date)
e.g.
Lessard v. Schmidt, 349 F. Supp. 1078 (E.D. Wis. 1972)

And for the in-text citation:

Name v. Name (Year)
or
(Name v. Name, Year)
e.g.
Lessard v. Schmidt (1972)
or
(Lessard v. Schmidt, 1972)

A settlement is just a specific type of court decision, is it not?

  • I don't think these documents are actually official legal documents administered by the court. The site is supervised by the court, but I think the settlement/proposal was drawn up by the defendants lawyers. I'm not sure, law isn't my area, the case just happens to be relevant to something else that i'm working on. – tjt263 Apr 8 at 17:37

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