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, Procedural, Indeterminable
Lex Machina gathers raw information from state court cases, including downloading millions of state court documents to present the most comprehensive and accurate data possible. The company cleans, tags, codes, enhances and presents the resulting data in a way that makes it easy for users to quickly access insights and grasp trends that are relevant to the legal matter they’re working on. Whether simply searching for a case or looking for more in-depth analytics, practitioners can investigate a party’s litigation track record, assess a law firm’s experience in similar cases, observe patterns in judicial decisions, examine the range of damages awarded at trial or search docket entry text.
Lex Machina will add its new State Court modules on a court-by-court basis, with an emphasis on strict data quality and integrity to ensure that legal professionals have access to the most complete, comprehensive and accurate analytics available.