The Lex Machina team is excited to launch Legal Analytics for New York County Supreme Court (“New York County”). This court covers Manhattan and is the first of five state court modules we plan to release that encompass the New York City area. Including over 119,000 civil court cases filed January 2016 or later, this is a significant venue for state court litigation. Located in the business epicenter of New York City, New York County is a key court for civil cases involving torts, tax, and commercial matters and serves more than 1.6 million citizens in Manhattan alone.

Case Types

Lex Machina provides valuable data-driven insights about judges, law firms, individual attorneys, and parties in state courts. In addition, the New York County state court module incorporates notable features such as filters for pre- and post-RJI cases and a class action tag. It also incorporates an extensive collection of case types and document tags, including a case type filter for commercial division cases. The inclusion of these unique parameters enables users to find the most relevant information and analytics quickly and easily.

With our new New York County state court module, you can quickly and efficiently discover insights such as:

  • The total damages awarded at trial, including attorneys’ fees, is $597,370,766
  • The judge with the highest number of cases is Judge Adam Silvera (currently at 5,165 cases)
  • The most common case type is torts (currently at 34,795 cases)
  • The median time to trial for post-RJI cases (currently at 275 cases) is 972 days

Lex Machina allows users to filter New York County cases by the following information in order to find the most relevant cases:

Case Types – Asbestos, Commercial, Commercial Division, Employment / Labor, Real Property, Special Proceedings, Tax Certiorari, Torts, Emergency Applications re: Coronavirus, and Other Matters

Case Tags – Pre-RJI, Post-RJI, Class Action, Trial

Document Tags – Complaint, Answer, Judgment, Jury Verdict, Request for Judicial Intervention, Notice of Entry, Note of Issue: With Jury, Note of Issue: Without Jury, Order re: Recusal

Trial Damages – General Damages (Judgment on the Merits), General Damages (Jury Verdict), Attorneys’ Fees / Costs

Trial Rulings – Bench Trial, Jury Verdict, Default Judgment, Other Judgment, Consent Judgment

Trial Resolutions – Plaintiff Win, Defendant Win, Likely Settlement, Procedural

Trial Resolutions

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. Both new and existing Legal Analytics users will appreciate the easy-to-use interface that lets them access a wealth of new state court features including:

  • Understanding timing to key litigation milestones
  • Analyzing the record of a specific judge, law firm, attorney, or party
  • Reviewing previous trial resolutions, trial damages, and trial rulings for case strategy
  • Court-specific filters such as case types and case tags
  • Keyword searching within docket entry text and downloaded documents
  • Viewing analytics across all state courts or in one particular court

Case Timing

The introduction of this new state court module expands Lex Machina coverage to a tenth state court, which is an exciting milestone in accomplishing the company’s mission of bringing Legal Analytics to all areas of the law. Lex Machina has previously released modules for the Delaware Court of Chancery, Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Bernardino County Superior Court, Sacramento County Superior Court, Clark County District Court, and the Houston Area (including Harris County District Court, Harris County Court, Fort Bend County District Court, and Fort Bend County Court). Kings County Supreme Court is slated for release in a few weeks.

Watch a webcast about how attorneys can leverage insights from these New York County cases to their advantage.

Depending on your subscription, users can access New York County data now.

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