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 [...]