Lex Machina’s award-winning Legal Analytics platform allows outside counsel and in-house attorneys to predict the behavior of courts, judges, lawyers, law firms, and parties. Over half of Am Law100 firms and some of the largest global corporations use Legal Analytics to supplement traditional legal research and reasoning with previously unavailable strategic insights that can give them a winning edge. Now, Legal Analytics is available for commercial litigation in federal courts.
Our data team added over 62,000 commercial cases pending since 2009. PACER, the online platform containing federal case docket entries and related documents, does not contain a Nature of Suit (NOS) code that captures all commercial cases. Lex Machina’s commercial module resolves the challenge of defining “commercial” cases, which are often filed under multiple NOS and Cause of Action (COA) codes as cases involving breach of contract or business tort claims.
We have expanded our damages categories to include contract damages, restitution, tort compensatory, punitive, and enhanced damages.
Breach of Contract and Business Tort Findings
We have also added new tags for contract breach, existence, rescission, and termination, as well as contract defense and unjust enrichment. New business tort findings include conversion, defamation/trade libel, fraud/misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets, negligence, tortious interference, and tort defense.
Commercial cases also have relevant general litigation tags, including orders for contested dismissal or summary judgment, declaratory judgment, multi-district litigation, class action, jury trial, bench trial, and appeal.