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 |September 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 |September 22nd, 2020|Analytics Articles, Legal Trends|

Lex Machina Releases its 2020 Insurance Report

Lex Machina’s 2020 Insurance Report looks at trends and insights in federal district court litigation. The first section of the report features Federal District Court data from 2010 to 2019, with a focus on the last five years. The second section of the report focuses on March through June of 2020 in order to examine the impact of COVID-19 on insurance litigation. Impacts of COVID-19: […]

By |September 22nd, 2020|COVID-19, 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 |September 14th, 2020|Analytics Articles, Legal Trends|

PTAB Activity During COVID-19

As part of our ongoing work to track the impact of COVID-19 on litigation, Lex Machina surveyed new petitions filed with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) that challenged patentability of claims in issued patents. We also reviewed recent PTAB trial activity to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown has impacted this administrative law body. Here is a summary of our findings: New petition filings are trending upwards. The number of new PTAB petitions increased in May, June, and July 2020 compared to those months in 2019. More distinct [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|COVID-19, Legal Trends|

Lex Machina Announces Expanded Federal District Court Coverage

The Lex Machina team is excited to announce expanded federal district court coverage, which provides users with access to all commercially relevant federal civil cases. Our users can now locate any federal district court case and ensure that it is incorporated in the generation of data-driven insights from our legal analytics on judges, law firms, attorneys, and parties. Over the past ten years, Lex Machina has expanded to 16 different practice areas in federal courts, as well as an increasing number of state courts. With our current expansion, Lex Machina [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

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: COVID-19 case filings were trending upward. Contracts and insurance, followed by employment, were the leading practice areas with COVID-19 keyword matches. Contracts, insurance, and employment were the leading practice areas with confirmed case [...]

By |July 16th, 2020|Analytics Articles, COVID-19, Legal Trends|

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 current state civil trial court modules to examine how the pandemic shutdown impacted new case filings in state courts, which handle a tremendous volume and breadth of matters. Our survey of new case filings in nine state courts during April [...]

By |June 25th, 2020|Analytics Articles, COVID-19, Legal Trends|