Announcements

Lex Machina Launches the New COVID-19 Impact Analyzer App

The Lex Machina team is excited to introduce the new COVID-19 Impact Analyzer App (the “COVID App”). COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives and the legal profession, and the uncertainty and speculation have been obstacles in moving forward. Lex Machina’s COVID-19 App can eliminate some of the guesswork in the legal profession by providing the data and analytics to help everyone understand how COVID-19 has affected federal district litigation. The COVID App provides data and analytics regarding: New total case filings New case filings by practice area Findings (i.e., court-enforceable determinations) Complaints that mention COVID-19 or related terms Lex Machina used a combination of machine learning and attorney review to present the most comprehensive and accurate data possible in its COVID App. The easy-to-use interface will allow individuals and organizations to search the data by week, beginning the week of February 24, 2020, and compare the data against previous years. Among the revealing insights that may be gleaned from the COVID App are: Case filings for insurance, employment, and securities cases consistently increased during weeks in March, April, and May 2020 compared to 2019. Findings at trial were down during weeks of March, April, and May compared to [...]

By |2020-06-16T18:36:55+00:00June 16th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Sacramento County Superior Court and Clark County Court (Las Vegas Area)

The Lex Machina team is excited to launch Legal Analytics for Sacramento County Superior Court (“Sacramento”) and Clark County Court (Las Vegas Area) (“Clark County”). Including over 170,000 combined civil court cases filed January 2016 or later, these are important venues for state court litigation. Located in the California State Capitol, Sacramento is a key court for civil cases involving government entities and businesses. Clark County District Court is the largest general jurisdiction court in Nevada, serving more than 2.1 million citizens in the Las Vegas area. Lex Machina provides valuable data-driven insights about judges, law firms, individual attorneys, and parties in state courts. Now, the analytics that Lex Machina is known for are also available for these important state courts. Lex Machina allows users to filter Sacramento 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, CRC 3.4 Complex, General Jurisdiction, Limited Jurisdiction 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 – Plaintiff Win, [...]

By |2020-06-02T04:30:07+00:00June 1st, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Releases its 2020 Patent Litigation Report

This year’s Patent Litigation Report celebrates ten years of legal analytics. With big changes over the last decade in the practice and business of patent law, the analytics tell some exciting stories. This report features federal district court data focusing on 2010 to 2019 overall, as well as a look at 2019. It also covers PTAB data from its inception in 2012 and a discussion of 2019. Highlights in District Court include: Patent case filings declined slightly in 2019 after peaks in 2013 and 2015. While High-Volume Plaintiffs filed over half the patent cases in 2013 and 2015, they filed over 32% of patent cases in 2019. Cases are meeting milestones faster than at the beginning of the decade. The median time to trial and termination decreased by about 100 days between 2010 and 2019. The most active district for patent filings in 2019 was the District of Delaware with nearly 28% of cases. This is in stark contrast to more evenly distributed filings in 2010 and concentrated filings in the Eastern District of Texas in 2015. Various entities related to Uniloc USA, Inc. filed the most cases in the decade and continue to file the most patent cases in [...]

By |2020-02-27T18:11:08+00:00February 27th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Harris County Courts

The Lex Machina team is excited to announce Legal Analytics for Harris County. As part of the Houston metropolitan area, Harris County courts are important venues for Texas state court litigation. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for Harris County includes two modules: Harris County Court and Harris County District Court. Lex Machina provides valuable data-driven insights about judges, law firms, individual attorneys, and parties in state courts. Thus, practitioners can search for meaningful information from one court, both Harris County Courts together, or across all state offerings. 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 cases by the following information in order to find the most relevant cases: Harris County District Court Case Types – Contract, Employment, Real Property, Tax, Injury or Damage, Other Civil, Related to Criminal Matters, Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Harris County Court Case Types – Contract, Real [...]

By |2020-02-10T21:29:44+00:00February 10th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Los Angeles County Superior Court

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, [...]

By |2020-02-07T21:28:06+00:00February 7th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Consumer Protection Litigation

The Lex Machina Team is excited to announce the launch of our Consumer Protection Litigation module. This practice area encompasses nearly 145,000 cases, including more than 26,000 class action lawsuits, pending in federal district court since 2009. Consumer Protection cases include claims under one or more of the following federal consumer protection statutes: the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or a federal consumer protection enforcement statute, such as the FTC Act or Consumer Financial Protection Act. […]

By |2019-08-27T00:32:30+00:00August 26th, 2019|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Environmental Litigation

The Lex Machina team is excited about the launch of our Environmental Litigation module. This module covers cases involving a dispute over regulation of the environment under any federal statute. These are cases about ways that humans interact with nature, such as statutes concerning pollution, the use of natural resources, and protection of forests, rivers, coastal wetlands, plants and animals. The module provides detailed data and analytics on over 14,700 environmental cases pending in federal district court since 2009, including thousands of multi-district litigation cases involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In total, more than $22 billion in damages have been awarded in environmental litigation cases over the last decade. Environmental litigation data includes: Case Tags – Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act), NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) and RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) Findings – Clean Air Act Violation, Clean Water Act Violation, Endangered Species Act Violation, CERCLA Liability, CERCLA Third Party/Landowner Defense, NEPA Violation, RCRA Violation, SDWA Violation, Preemption of State Law, Statute of Limitations Defense, Standing, Diligent Prosecution Defense, Noncompliant Notice Defense, and Other Environmental Violation Remedies – Compliance/Remediation Plan, Administrative Remand, and Security Bond/Performance [...]

By |2019-06-05T17:18:05+00:00June 5th, 2019|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Comprehensive Contracts Litigation Module

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. […]

By |2019-03-13T23:45:53+00:00December 18th, 2018|Announcements|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for ERISA

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. […]

By |2018-11-15T16:24:04+00:00November 14th, 2018|Announcements|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Product Liability Litigation

Lex Machina is pleased to announce the launch of our module for Product Liability litigation.  This launch more than doubles the number of cases in the Lex Machina system, and brings legal analytics to one of the largest practice areas in the U.S. District Courts. Practitioners can analyze the nearly 500,000 cases pending since 2009 to see how judges, parties, or law firms have behaved in litigation.  This data can not only help in-house lawyers identify winning outside counsel or help a law firm pitch it’s experience, but can also help lawyers on both sides make better strategic and tactical decisions during litigation.  From detailed metrics on motions practice, to case timing and budgeting, legal analytics can provide edge over the competition. Lex Machina’s Product Liability (PL) module includes access to case tags that identify key subjects within the larger practice area:  medical devices / pharmaceutical (61% of the PL cases pending since 2009), Asbestos (28%), Vehicles (1.7%) and Aircraft (less than 1%).    These tags allow practitioners to easily filter down to viewing only cases that are similar and relevant.  When combined with other filters for party, law firm, lawyer, or judge involvement, the tags provide more accurate insight [...]

By |2018-01-17T18:36:52+00:00November 13th, 2017|Announcements|