Legal Analytics is changing the practice and business of law. LexisNexis has released its third annual survey. Bringing Analytics into Focus suggests that firms have reached a tipping point in embracing analytics in the business and practice of law with 90% of users reporting that analytics makes them more efficient and more effective. Here is a link to the full press release.

Survey Demographics 77% of the firms listed are listed in the Am Law
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Lex Machina is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of new state court analytics modules offering data on more than 870,000 cases. The new modules cover Los Angeles County California (615,000 cases) and Harris District and County court in Texas (combined 255,000 cases). The developers have maintained the look and feel of the Lex Machina federal modules and offer analytics insights into judges, courts, law firms and individual attorneys. The data covers four years of court data starting with January 1, 2016.

The Lex Machina state court features:
● Searching by judge, law firm, attorney name or party
● Timing analytics, trial resolutions, trial damages and trial rulings
● Keyword searching within docket entry text and downloaded documents
● Viewing analytics across all state courts or in one particular court
● Court-specific filters, such as case types and case tags

Building a state analytics product is Hard. The market has been impatient for state analytics – but I understand the hold up. Pacer data which underpins all of the federal analytics products is relatively “clean” and consistent compared to state court data. Even within a single  state, each court can vary in the types of data it collects or the types of documents it makes available online. I spoke with Carla Rydholm, Director of Product Management to get a better
Continue Reading Lex Machina launches State Court Analytics for California and Texas Counties – Launch Event at Legal Tech

Lex Machina is announcing the launch of the  Consumer Protection Litigation  analytics module covering nearly 145,000 cases, including more than 26,000 class action lawsuits, pending in federal district court since 2009. This is the 15th topical module added to the Lex Machina platform. Every Lex Machina module provides  data driven insights into judges, courts,

Today Lex Machina a LexisNexis product, is launching an Environmental Analytics module which provides insights on nearly 14,700 environmental cases pending in federal court since 2009.  This is the fourteenth module in the Lex Machina suite of products. The product provides previously unreported data, e.g.  more than $22 billion in damages have been awarded in environmental litigation cases over the last decade. High profile cases
Continue Reading Lex Machina Launches Environmental Analytics Product: Hosting Webcast June 11th

Last week Lex Machina hosted a panel discussion on the value of analytics in the practice of law. The panel was moderated by Josh Becker, Chairman, Lex Machina and Jackie Bell, Sr. Reporter, Law360. The Panel included 4 of the 5  The 2018 Data Driven Lawyer award  recipients: Eric Falkenberry, Partner, DLA Piper, Kate Gaudry, Senior Associate, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Evan Moses, Shareholder/Co-Chair, National Class Action Practice, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, .Kyle Poe, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.Scott Forman, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC did not participate in the panel.

You can access the full recording here

Overcoming Resistance. Readers who have met resistance from lawyers when they tried to introduce analytics products in their firms will find some insights to justify exploration of analytics products in their firms. Of course every new technology introduces new risks as well as rewards. Back in the 1980’s some lawyers refused to try the early
Continue Reading Driving Analytics Into Practice: Advice from the Data Driven Lawyers

Yesterday Lex Machina announced the launch of a newly expanded Contracts Litigation module which includes 45,000 new cases which resulted in the awarding of $4 billion in damages. Lex Machina now offers insights into more than 130,000 commercial and non-commercial cases pending in federal district courts since 2009. New cases include individual, class action, and

This week Lex Machina added Remedies Analytics to their platform. Lawyers can now investigate the trends on grant and deny rates for permanent injunctions. Preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders. Grant/deny rates can be analyzed for specific judges and districts for the types of litigation currently covered by Lex Machina. These include antitrust. Commercial, copyright,

 Today Lex Machina  announced the release its first annual Products Liability Litigation report which analyses more than 400,000 product liability cases filed in U.S. District Courts from January 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2017.

The report highlights  claims related to pharmaceuticals and medical devices and provides detailed insights on case findings, resolutions timing, damages awarded in verdicts, and approved class action settlements.

Owen Byrd, General Counsel and Chief Evangelist is quoted in the press release announcing the report. “Every year, the number of product liability cases filed in District Court consistently outpaces the combined case filings for patent, commercial, employment, trademark, copyright, antitrust, securities, and bankruptcy appeals. Of those product liability cases, medical device and pharmaceutical litigation accounts for the lion’s share of all filings, which is why we’ve chosen to feature this sector in our first annual report.”

Key Findings Include:Continue Reading Lex Machina 2018 Products Liability Litigation Report Includes Trends and an Analytics “Primer”- Expert Witness App Launched

Several weeks ago Lex Machina subscribers started seeing analytics from the Delaware Chancery court appear in the platform. It is significant that Lex Machina has entered the state analytics market where there are so few players. It is especially exciting that they have started with one the most important  if not the most important jurisdiction