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Exploring the Impact of the Pandemic on Litigation in Federal District Courts (January through October 2020)

Lex Machina monitors and reports on how courts are affected by the social changes due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic through our COVID-19 blog posts, the COVID-19 Impact Analyzer App that is publicly accessible, and in-product case tagging for litigation caused by COVID-19. 

As the year is winding down, we can start to see a comprehensive picture of litigation activity throughout 2020. We […]

By |2020-12-04T07:29:57-08:00December 3rd, 2020|Academic Articles, Analytics Articles, COVID-19, Legal Trends|

Lex Machina Releases its First Torts Report

Lex Machina is excited to announce the release of its first Torts Litigation Report. An overview of trends and insights in federal district court, the report includes data from 2010 through September 30, 2020. 

This report features statistics broken down into categories based on Lex Machina’s case-type tagging system. The Torts case-type tags used in this report are: Federal Tort Claims Act, Medical Malpractice, MotorVehicle, and Premises Liability. Additionally, there are four tags to help filter out mass torts cases. Throughout the report, “excluding mass torts cases” […]

By |2020-11-19T21:12:34-08:00November 19th, 2020|Analytics Articles|

Lex Machina Releases 2020 Special Report: Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment Litigation

Lex Machina is proud to release its Special Report on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment Litigation in Federal Court. This Special Report examines the impact of COVID-19 on Employment litigation in federal district court. Part of this examination included surveying how court activity has changed in 2020 versus previous years. […]

By |2020-11-16T19:16:09-08:00November 2nd, 2020|Analytics Articles, Announcements, COVID-19, Reports|

The Ongoing Impact of the Pandemic on Case Filings in State Courts: June-September 2020

Not long after the COVID-19 pandemic began, Lex Machina analyzed its state civil trial court modules to examine how the pandemic-driven shutdown affected new case filings in state courts. Now, several months into the pandemic, Lex Machina conducted another survey of our state court data to provide an analysis of evolving trends. […]

By |2020-10-29T17:44:35-08:00October 28th, 2020|Analytics Articles, COVID-19, Legal Trends|

An Updated Analysis of Litigation Caused By COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect so many aspects of life, disputes caused by COVID-19 have increased and evolved. Lex Machina is tracking cases that have been filed due to the coronavirus health crisis or related societal changes. Previously, we tracked new litigation caused by COVID-19 for federal district court cases filed March 1 through May 2, 2020 and provided an update looking at March 1 through July 4, 2020.  […]

By |2020-10-28T00:54:51-08:00October 6th, 2020|Analytics Articles, COVID-19, Legal Trends|

Lex Machina Steps Forward to Fulfill Crucial Role in Wake of Pandemic

A recent article in CIO Applications discusses what happened when the disruptive effect of the pandemic extended to all areas of the legal profession. The article describes how Lex Machina stepped forward to aid the legal community by leveraging its position as a leading provider of legal analytics, in order to keep the legal industry apprised of updates in the court system. […]

By |2020-10-11T22:26:21-08:00September 28th, 2020|Analytics Articles, COVID-19|

Josh Becker Pens Guest Column on Pandemic-Driven Innovation

LawSites Blog recently featured a guest column by Josh Becker, LexisNexis head of legal analytics and chairman of Lex Machina. In his article, Becker discusses the unexpected side effects of the global pandemic, which has driven the legal sector to undergo a “decade’s worth of social and technological innovation” in just a few months. […]

By |2020-10-11T22:25:41-08:00September 22nd, 2020|Analytics Articles, Legal Trends|

Karl Harris Interviewed in Discussion on the Increasing Necessity of Legal Analytics

A recent article in TechLaw Crossroads highlights the skyrocketing importance of legal analytics in the practice of law. In posing the question, “Is It Malpractice to Not Use Legal Analytics?”, TechLaw dissects the results from the third annual Legal Analytics Survey by LexisNexis. […]

By |2020-10-11T22:27:47-08:00September 14th, 2020|Analytics Articles, Legal Trends|

Continuing to Track New Litigation Caused By COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has caused businesses and individuals to face unexpected social and economic consequences, including disputes caused by COVID-19. Lex Machina is tracking disputes that have made their way into court. Previously, we tracked new litigation caused by COVID-19 for federal district court cases filed March 1 through May 2, 2020 and observed the following trends:

  1. COVID-19 case filings were trending upward.
  2. Contracts and insurance, followed by employment, were the leading practice areas with COVID-19 keyword matches.
  3. Contracts, insurance, and employment were the leading practice areas with confirmed […]
By |2020-07-23T17:31:42-08:00July 16th, 2020|Analytics Articles, COVID-19, Legal Trends|
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