This morning I talked with Andrew Martens, Global Head of Product and US Editorial, at Thomson Reuters who advised me that the company had discovered and corrected a data error in their Litigation analytics  in the Monitor Suite platform which impacted dated between mid-April and July 2017.

What products were affected? Litigation Monitor data in the Monitor Suite platform.

What content was affected? Federal district court data only. Other federal and state court data was not impacted? According to Martens the impacted date represents less than 1.4 percent of their district court docket archive.

What products were not impacted? Thomson Reuters also provides docket data on the Westlaw platform through Courtwire. This is a separate docket datastream and it was not impacted. “State dockets, all state and federal opinions, as well as all intellectual property and deals content were not impacted. Dockets on Westlaw were not affected and were current at all times.”

Help Is Available. In addition to offering an apology, Thomson Reuters is offering some support.

“We are happy to help rerun or supplement your Monitor Suite reports. Please contact your Business Development Consultant at (877) 347-6360 or our Reference Attorneys at (800) 733-2889 if you would like assistance.”

The problem of Multiple Data Streams – Thomson Reuters is Not Alone Getting Burned by the management of multiple data streams. Earlier this year LexisNexis was sued when a customer found errors in a paper back code volume. I also asked at that time why LexisNexis would not have a single stream of statutory and regulatory changes feeding into all of their products.

Is there any risk for law firms? Generally this type of litigation analytics is used for pitches and not for client support activities. It is not impossible that the data could have been used in some client support context, e.g. litigation strategy. In this case, TR benefits from not having rolled their analytics into their main Westlaw product  as competitors Bloomberg Law and Lexis Nexis have. Since the Monitor Suite is normally used by research and competitive intelligence specialists – it will be easier to review any use of the data during the April to July period to determine if reports need to be rerun. Firms which have a resources monitoring system such as Research Monitor or Onelog will find it every easy to identify users and usage during the impacted period.

Here is the letter that TR is sending to their customers:
Continue Reading Breaking News on Bad Data: Thomson Reuters Discovers Data Error in Their Monitor Suite Litigation Analytics

Yesterday I highlighted the AALL Exhibit Hall Offerings of Thomson Reuters and Wolters Kluwer. Today I am highlighting the products, themes, giveaways and games of LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law/BloombergBNA which were provided by representatives of each company.

LexisNexis: “Harnessing Next Generation Technologies”

LexisNexis is excited to spend time with AALL members in Austin.  Readers of

fastcaseFastcase is announcing today that a former LexisNexis executive Steve Errick will join the company’s executive team as Chief Operating Officer.  According to the press release, Errick will be “responsible for executing the company’s strategic vision, developing new editorial products, and developing the company’s organizational structure as the company expands.”

Errick’s non-compete agreement with LexisNexis expires on June 30th and Errick will join Fastcase on July 1st. Errick most recently served as Vice President and Managing Director for Research Information for LexisNexis.  In that role, Errick oversaw the Legal Research Information Product Division, with a $1 billion P&L portfolio.  He led LexisNexis’s development of workflow tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office, E-book Digital Lending, Total Patent, and Litigation Suite which included MedMal Navigator. Errick also shepherded LexisNexis’s acquisition of Law360, Securities Mosaic, and Sheshunoff/AS Pratt Financial Services.


Continue Reading Breaking News Exclusive: Fastcase Hires Seasoned Legal Publishing Exec — Launching New Strategy– Ready to Take on the Titans: Lexis, Westlaw and BloombergBNA

Correction: The original post which was distributed via RSS contained a mislabeled screenshot which has been corrected below. The “redliner” is a Wolters Kluwer feature, not a BNA feature. Jean

Wolters Kluwer and BloombergBNA’s editorial teams have built their editorial credibility on comprehensive and exacting tracking of US regulatory changes. The incoming Trump administration appears


Scott Mozarsky


Greg McCaffery, BloombergBNA, CEO and Scott Mozarsky President
of the BloombergBNA legal division discuss Bloomberg BNA strategy, AI,
predictive technologies, gatekeepers, advisory boards and BNA platform
migration plans. Contrary to recent rumors McCaffrey emphasized that customers
will be able to continue purchasing BloombergBNA vertical products after the
content is migrated to the

I am hearing from multiple sources that David Perla has resigned as President of the BloombergBNA legal division.  According to Bob Amrbrogi’s website Law Sites  Perla is being replaced by Scott Mazorsky who will report to Greg McCaffery, the BloombergBNA CEO.
( I hate when Bob scoops me!).

Perla brought a lot of energy to

Today Bloomberg announced the launch of a new analytics
product that transforms data on more than 3 .5 million companies, 7,000 law
firms and all active federal judges into actionable insights. The product is positioned as strategic planning tool for litigators by analyzing   past patterns of judges behavior such as motion grants/denials and time to trial.

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  • Motion Outcomes and

In Recent years the exhibit hall at the AALL Annual
Meeting & Conference has become a “go to ” destination of 
legal start-up executives  who act as
“roving evangelists” offering elevator
pitches and a quick demo in hotel lobbies and coffee shops. 
Image result for casetext logoThis year  in Chicago, I was “pitched” when I walked into the conference