Lex Machina Releases its 2020 Patent Litigation Report

Lex Machina Releases its 2020 Patent Litigation Report

This year’s Patent Litigation Report celebrates ten years of legal analytics. With big changes over the last decade in the practice and business of patent law, the analytics tell some exciting stories. This report features federal district court data focusing on 2010 to 2019 overall, as well as a look at 2019. It also covers PTAB data from its inception in 2012 and a discussion of 2019. Highlights in District Court include: Patent case filings declined slightly in 2019 after peaks in 2013 and 2015. While High-Volume Plaintiffs filed over half the patent cases in 2013 and 2015, they filed over 32% of patent cases in 2019. Cases are meeting milestones faster than at the beginning of the decade. The median time to trial and termination decreased by about 100 days between 2010 and 2019. The most active district for patent filings in 2019 was the District of Delaware with nearly 28% of cases. This is in stark contrast to more evenly distributed filings in 2010 and concentrated filings in the Eastern District of Texas in 2015. Various entities related to Uniloc USA, Inc. filed the most cases in the decade and continue to file the most patent cases in [...]

By |2020-02-27T18:11:08+00:00February 27th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Harris County Courts

The Lex Machina team is excited to announce Legal Analytics for Harris County. As part of the Houston metropolitan area, Harris County courts are important venues for Texas state court litigation. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for Harris County includes two modules: Harris County Court and Harris County District Court. Lex Machina provides valuable data-driven insights about judges, law firms, individual attorneys, and parties in state courts. Thus, practitioners can search for meaningful information from one court, both Harris County Courts together, or across all state offerings. Legal Analytics for state courts is a notable expansion of our platform due to the technological challenges involved in utilizing state court information. There is no unified records system for state courts analogous to PACER in federal courts, so our team worked closely with the court systems to understand their docketing practices and create analytics that reflect the unique aspects of individual courts. Lex Machina allows users to filter cases by the following information in order to find the most relevant cases: Harris County District Court Case Types – Contract, Employment, Real Property, Tax, Injury or Damage, Other Civil, Related to Criminal Matters, Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Harris County Court Case Types – Contract, Real [...]

By |2020-02-10T21:29:44+00:00February 10th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Los Angeles County Superior Court

The Lex Machina team is excited to announce Legal Analytics for Los Angeles County Superior Court. Including over 615,000 cases filed January 2016 or later, this is the largest state court by volume. Now, the analytics that Lex Machina is known for are available for this important state court. Legal Analytics for state courts is a notable expansion of our platform due to the technological challenges involved in utilizing state court information. There is no unified records system for state courts analogous to PACER in federal courts, so our team worked closely with the court systems to understand their docketing practices and create analytics that reflect the unique aspects of individual courts. Lex Machina allows users to filter Los Angeles County Superior Court cases by the following information in order to find the most relevant cases: Case Types – Contracts, Employment, Real Property, Torts (Vehicle), Torts (Non-Vehicle), Other Civil Case Tags – Collections, General Jurisdiction, Limited Jurisdiction, CRC 3.4 Complex Trial Damages – General Damages (Judgment on the Merits), General Damages (Jury Verdict), Attorneys’ Fees / Costs Trial Rulings – Bench Trial, Jury Verdict, Default Judgment, Consent Judgment, Other Judgment Trial Resolutions – Claimant Win, Claim Defendant Win, Likely Settlement, [...]

By |2020-02-07T21:28:06+00:00February 7th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Releases Its First Consumer Protection Litigation Report

Lex Machina has released its first Consumer Protection litigation report. Looking at litigation in federal district court from 2009 to 2018, this is a comprehensive overview of trends and insights for making strategic litigation decisions. A “Consumer Protection” case, as defined by Lex Machina, alleges at least one of the following federal consumer protection statutes: the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or a federal consumer protection enforcement statute, such as the Federal Trade Commission Act or Consumer Financial Protection Act. This report includes data-driven insights into the behavior of courts, judges, parties, law firms, and lawyers. Legal analytics is used for planning, business development, and litigation strategy. The metrics in this report may help readers decide whom to pursue as clients, which claims to include in a complaint, or when to settle. This research supplements traditional legal research and anecdotal data for a competitive edge in litigation. Highlights include: Consumer Protection is a large practice area with between 11,000 and 14,500 cases filed each year. Looking at specific consumer protection claims there are some stark trends. FCRA cases more than doubled from 2009 to 2018. Inversely, TILA case [...]

By |2019-10-23T23:03:42+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Reports|

New Report: Employment Litigation in the Southeast

Lex Machina is excited to release its regional report, Employment Litigation in the Southeast. This report focuses on Employment Litigation in federal district courts located in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. These districts are located in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Legal analytics is used for planning, business development, and litigation strategy. Readers can compare their home district to others to gain insight about areas of particular focus. The metrics in this report may help readers decide whom to pursue as clients, which claims to include in a complaint, or when to settle. This research supplements traditional legal research and anecdotal data for a competitive edge in litigation. Highlights include: Plaintiffs filed over 68,000 Employment cases in the region since 2009. In each of the last ten years, over 6,000 Employment cases were filed. Exceptionally large numbers of cases were filed in 2012 and 2015, due to a large number of related cases filed in those years alleging FLSA violations. The most active plaintiffs’ law firm, Morgan & Morgan, filed nearly 700 cases from 2016 to 2018. It filed cases in 14 of the 18 districts in the region. Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart was the most [...]

By |2019-09-11T00:57:46+00:00September 4th, 2019|Reports|

New Report: Employment Litigation in the Midwest

Lex Machina is excited to release its regional report, Employment Litigation in the Midwest. This report focuses on Employment Litigation in federal district courts located in the Seventh and Eighth Circuits. These districts are located in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. Legal analytics is used for planning, business development, and litigation strategy. Readers can compare their home district to others to gain insight about areas of particular focus. The metrics in this report may help readers decide whom to pursue as clients, which claims to include in a complaint, or when to settle. This research supplements traditional legal research and anecdotal data for a competitive edge in litigation. Highlights include: Plaintiffs filed over 29,000 Employment cases in the region since 2009. Employment case filings in the region have remained generally steady with exactly 2,882 cases filed in both 2009 and 2018, although there was a noticeable drop between 2012 and 2013. Given that the Northern District of Illinois encompasses the populous city of Chicago, it had the most case filings by a large margin. The next most active district was the Southern District of Indiana, which encompasses Indianapolis. The most active plaintiffs’ [...]

By |2019-08-28T19:11:52+00:00August 28th, 2019|Reports|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Consumer Protection Litigation

The Lex Machina Team is excited to announce the launch of our Consumer Protection Litigation module. This practice area encompasses nearly 145,000 cases, including more than 26,000 class action lawsuits, pending in federal district court since 2009. Consumer Protection cases include claims under one or more of the following federal consumer protection statutes: the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or a federal consumer protection enforcement statute, such as the FTC Act or Consumer Financial Protection Act. […]

By |2019-08-27T00:32:30+00:00August 26th, 2019|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Tax Litigation

The Lex Machina team is excited about the launch of our Tax Litigation module including over 12,200 tax cases pending in federal district court since 2009. This module covers cases involving a dispute over tax liability, tax preparation, or a tax lien or levy on property. Use legal analytics to find out whether a judge has experience hearing tax cases in federal district court or how IRS counsel’s cases have resolved in the past. Lex Machina’s data includes information on case filings, timing, case resolutions, findings, damages, law firms, and parties. Highlights in this area include case-type specific tags: IRS Summons - Tax cases involving a motion to enforce or motion to quash a summons issued by the IRS in a tax-related matter. Partnership Items - Tax cases in which a partnership taxpayer seeks to have its partnership items readjusted by the IRS, thereby reallocating tax responsibility between the partnership and the individual partners. Tax Preparer Penalty - Tax cases in which the IRS seeks to penalize a tax preparer for fraudulently or negligently prepared tax returns. These cases typically result in a permanent injunction against the tax preparer. Tax litigation data helps lawyers on both sides make better strategic [...]

By |2019-07-23T05:23:06+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Product|

Lex Machina Releases Its First Environmental Litigation Report

Lex Machina is excited to release its first Environmental Litigation Report. This report analyzes the latest trends in cases involving a dispute over regulation of the environment. Environmental litigation involves pollution, use of natural resources, protection of forests, rivers, plants, and animals, and other ways that humans interact with nature. The report focuses on the three-year time period from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018 to showcase recent trends in U.S. District Court. It also breaks down data into important case type tags: Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act), NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act), and RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act). Highlights include: Overall, more than 13,000 Environmental cases were filed between 2009 through 2018. Out of those, nearly 7,000 cases are associated with the Deepwater Horizon litigation. When excluding MDL associated cases, Environmental case filings declined steadily between 2009 and 2018. Due to California’s geography and history of environmental advocacy, districts in California were three of the top five districts with the most Environmental case filings from 2016 to 2018. Judge Wiley Young Daniel from the District of Colorado presided over the most Environmental cases filed from [...]

By |2019-08-26T21:24:52+00:00July 16th, 2019|Reports|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Environmental Litigation

The Lex Machina team is excited about the launch of our Environmental Litigation module. This module covers cases involving a dispute over regulation of the environment under any federal statute. These are cases about ways that humans interact with nature, such as statutes concerning pollution, the use of natural resources, and protection of forests, rivers, coastal wetlands, plants and animals. The module provides detailed data and analytics on over 14,700 environmental cases pending in federal district court since 2009, including thousands of multi-district litigation cases involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In total, more than $22 billion in damages have been awarded in environmental litigation cases over the last decade. Environmental litigation data includes: Case Tags – Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act), NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) and RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) Findings – Clean Air Act Violation, Clean Water Act Violation, Endangered Species Act Violation, CERCLA Liability, CERCLA Third Party/Landowner Defense, NEPA Violation, RCRA Violation, SDWA Violation, Preemption of State Law, Statute of Limitations Defense, Standing, Diligent Prosecution Defense, Noncompliant Notice Defense, and Other Environmental Violation Remedies – Compliance/Remediation Plan, Administrative Remand, and Security Bond/Performance [...]

By |2019-06-05T17:18:05+00:00June 5th, 2019|Announcements, Product|