The Impact of the Pandemic Shutdown on New Case Filings in State Courts

The COVID-19 pandemic halted non-essential social and economic activities including the day-to-day operation of courthouses. During the shutdown, courts adopted special guidelines for providing essential legal services (e.g., bond hearings, temporary restraining orders). Some courts encouraged the use of electronic filings while others emphasized physical dropboxes. Lex Machina surveyed its […]

By |2020-08-16T21:01:19-08:00June 25th, 2020|Analytics Articles, COVID-19, Legal Trends|

Lex Machina Launches the New COVID-19 Impact Analyzer

The Lex Machina team is excited to introduce the new COVID-19 Impact Analyzer . COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives and the legal profession, and the uncertainty and speculation have been obstacles in moving forward. Lex Machina’s COVID-19 Impact Analyzer can eliminate some of the guesswork […]

By |2021-05-14T12:35:40-08:00June 16th, 2020|Announcements, COVID-19, Product|

April 2020 Summary: Ongoing Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Litigation Activity in Federal District Court

Lex Machina continues to explore how courts are affected by the social changes due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Our analysis of court activity through March and the first two weeks of April in 2020 compared to the previous two years revealed the following:

    1. Case filings have […]
By |2020-07-23T17:32:04-08:00May 26th, 2020|Analytics Articles, COVID-19, Legal Trends|

April Two-Week Update: Ongoing Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Litigation Activity in Federal District Court

Lex Machina continues to explore how courts are affected by the social changes due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Our analysis of court activity in March revealed the following:

  1. Case filings have not yet been significantly impacted year-over-year.
  2. Case activity is down.
  3. COVID-19 is showing up in court records […]
By |2020-07-23T17:32:21-08:00April 25th, 2020|Analytics Articles, COVID-19, Legal Trends|
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