Lex Machina is proud to release its 2024 Insurance Litigation Report, which provides insights into insurance litigation trends in federal district court and appellate court over the three-year period from 2021 to 2023. This report surveys emerging trends in case filings (including federal appellate cases), most active venues, judges, law firms, attorneys, parties, timing metrics, case resolutions, findings, and damages. The report often focuses on different sets of data, e.g., filtering cases in order to provide analytics on general insurance cases, business liability insurance cases, business interruption insurance cases, hurricane-related insurance cases, homeowners policy insurance cases, and federal appellate cases.

Key Trends and Highlights from the report include:

  • In 2023, 17,654 insurance cases were filed in federal district courts.
  • In the three-year period from 2021 to 2023, the highest number of insurance cases was filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana, while Judge Cain from the Western District of Louisiana was the most active judge for insurance cases.
  • Insurance companies dominated the lists of the most active plaintiffs and the most active defendants.
  • In the three-year period from 2021 to 2023, MMA Law Firm was the most active law firm representing plaintiffs in insurance cases, while Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson represented defendants in the highest number of insurance cases.
  • For insurance cases that were appealed to a federal appellate court and terminated from 2021 to 2023 with a decision on the merits of the appeal, 21% were ultimately reversed.
  • $1.56 billion in total damages were awarded as Approved Class Action Settlements from 2021 to 2023.

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Legal Analytics is used for planning, budgeting, and litigation strategy. The metrics in this report can help readers decide who to pursue as clients, whether to file a particular motion, or when to settle (and for how much). This research supplements traditional legal research and anecdotal data in order to gain a competitive edge in litigation.

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