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 Tax Litigation

The Lex Machina team is excited about the launch of our Tax Litigation module including over 12,200 tax cases pending in federal district court since 2009. This module covers cases involving a dispute over tax liability, tax preparation, or a tax lien or levy on property. Use legal analytics to find out whether a judge has experience hearing tax cases in federal district court or how IRS counsel’s cases have resolved in the past. Lex Machina’s data includes information on case filings, timing, case resolutions, findings, damages, law firms, and parties. Highlights in this area include case-type specific tags: IRS Summons - Tax cases involving a motion to enforce or motion to quash a summons issued by the IRS in a tax-related matter. Partnership Items - Tax cases in which a partnership taxpayer seeks to have its partnership items readjusted by the IRS, thereby reallocating tax responsibility between the partnership and the individual partners. Tax Preparer Penalty - Tax cases in which the IRS seeks to penalize a tax preparer for fraudulently or negligently prepared tax returns. These cases typically result in a permanent injunction against the tax preparer. Tax litigation data helps lawyers on both sides make better strategic [...]

By |2019-07-23T05:23:06+00:00July 23rd, 2019|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|