Lex Machina is excited to release its first Contracts Litigation Report. In 2018, Lex Machina replaced and expanded its Commercial module to include non-commercial cases, including individual, class action, and government lawsuits. Now encompassing over 146,000 U.S. District Court cases from the last decade, Lex Machina’s Contracts Litigation Module represents the most comprehensive and accurate dataset available for analyzing breach of contract claims litigation in the federal courts. Highlights include: The top jurisdiction for federal contracts litigation case filings from 2016 to 2018 was the Central District of California (nearly 7.5% of filings) followed by district courts in New York, [...]
Lex Machina announces the release of its Antitrust Litigation Report. In analyzing over 9,000 Antitrust cases included in Lex Machina’s database, practitioners can gain new information and plan their litigation strategy accordingly. Antitrust litigation is a complex and unique area of law and this analytical review showcases customized insights that supplement traditional research and accumulated experience. Highlights include: For antitrust cases terminating between 2016 and 2018, the median time to reach summary judgement was 2.5 years, and time to trial was three years. In Contested DOJ/FTC Enforcement cases, the median time to termination was only 127 days. Judge Cynthia M. [...]
For a long time the insurance industry has been leveraging analytics to understand and predict risk when writing policies. But what happens when a disputed claim becomes a legal matter? Using advanced technologies, Legal Analytics gives you insights into legal cases and trends that were previously unknowable to provide better legal advice, develop better litigation strategies and win more cases. Data-Driven Strategy With Legal Analytics, insurance lawyers can discover what types of cases have actually been litigated, who represented the opposing parties, how long the parties litigated, what findings the court or jury made, and what damages were awarded. It [...]
Lex Machina released its annual Patent Litigation Report. This is a comprehensive report with data across the entire Patent module including patent litigation in federal district court and administrative hearings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). This report also includes Hatch-Waxman/ANDA trends as well as those involving High Volume Plaintiffs (plaintiffs who have filed more than ten cases in a single year). The Patent Litigation Report analyzes filing trends, key decisions and timing metrics, as well as damages and other data. It shows top districts by case filings and percentage, top parties and law firms, and damages metrics [...]
Lex Machina is excited to announce the release of Legal Analytics for Contracts Litigation. This practice area expands and replaces the current Commercial practice area. We’ve added almost 50,000 new cases to the existing 85,000 Commercial cases. While the existing Commercial case set focused on cases involving breach of contract and business tort claims between business entities, the additional 50,000 cases expand coverage to all disputes with breach of contract claims, including individual, class action, and government lawsuits. […]
The Lex Machina team is excited about the launch of our ERISA litigation module. This brings Legal Analytics to one of the most complex practice areas in the U.S. District Courts. The new module helps attorneys navigate the complexities surrounding disputes over ERISA-protected Life, Health, Disability, Pension, Retirement, and Other Employee Benefit Plans. Practitioners can analyze the over 80,000 cases pending since 2009 to see how judges, parties, or law firms perform in ERISA litigation. […]
For hundreds of years, litigators have served their clients by applying facts to law using legal reasoning. To identify relevant law—statutes, cases, rules—to apply to the facts of a case, lawyers conduct legal research. Performing accurate legal research remains a core skill of successful lawyering. But over the past few years a new tool has appeared in litigators’ toolkits: legal analytics. Legal analytics involves mining data contained in case documents and docket entries, and then aggregating that data to provide previously unknowable insights into the behavior of the individuals (judges and lawyers), organizations (parties, courts, law firms), and the subjects [...]
This is a follow up post to an earlier discussion of the Supreme Court’s venue-altering decision. One year later, it is clear that there is a significant shift in where patent cases are being filed, with many more cases in Delaware since TC Heartland narrowed the rules for venue. Texas, by contrast, has seen a significant drop in filings, but is still a favored arena for some plaintiffs. For the time being, Texas judges continue to have a significant impact on the patent litigation landscape.