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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 [...]

By |September 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 [...]

By |August 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 |August 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 [...]

By |July 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 [...]

By |July 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 [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Announcements, Product|

ERISA Litigation Report

Lex Machina is excited to release its first ERISA Litigation Report. This report highlights data-driven trends and insights to help practitioners quickly analyze and strategize in this particular area of the law. 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. Additionally, this report focuses on Claim Denial and Delinquent Contribution claims. Highlights include: ERISA case filings declined from nearly 9,000 cases to about 6,600 cases from 2010 to 2018, a 26% drop. Delinquent contribution case filings have seen a significant decline from nearly 4,400 [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Legal Trends, Reports|

Using Contracts Analytics in Franchise Disputes

Franchisors frequently become embroiled in contract disputes with their franchisees. Many franchisors have cases pending against their franchisees for breach of the franchise agreement in district courts across the country. In each case, franchisors are facing, not only different franchisees, but also different judges, opposing counsel, and local counsel. Predicting timing, outcomes, and cost is essential to evaluating and resolving franchise claims. Franchisors (and their counsel) need a data tool that provides insights into the litigation process when the parties are litigating a breach of franchise agreement claim. Data on the court, the judge, opposing counsel, the franchisor’s counsel, timing of key events, and likely resolutions is [...]

By |May 17th, 2019|Analytics Articles|