Legal Analytics for Delaware Chancery Court

The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the nation’s preeminent forum for the determination of corporate and contractual disputes. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for The Delaware Court of Chancery provides valuable data-driven insights and trends into the unique characteristics of this important state court. Lex Machina’s data set includes civil actions in the Court of Chancery, which principally consist of complex corporate and commercial cases.

Data Sources

Lex Machina’s basic court data comes from the official eFiling system for the Delaware Court of Chancery. This basic data includes information such as case title, civil action number, judicial officer, parties, some counsel, and documents.

Lex Machina enhances this basic data in numerous ways using a variety of technologies and expert human oversight. This includes correcting various errors, from simple spelling mistakes to complex data problems; normalizing judicial officers, parties, law firms, and attorneys; extracting records of law firms and attorneys not found in the basic data; tagging and categorizing cases; annotating Case Resolutions, Damages, and Rulings; and more.

Use Cases

Lex Machina helps you answer questions such as:

  • How many Summary Judgment rulings has judicial officer Sam Glasscock III presided over?
  • Which law firms have had the most experience with representing defendants in Breach of Fiduciary Duty cases?
  • How many Breach of Contract cases were filed in 2017?
  • What are the chances of a case terminating on Judgment on the Pleadings in Trade Secret / IP cases?

Unique Chancery Court Litigation Data

Lex Machina allows users to filter by the following information in order to find the most relevant cases:

  • Case Types – Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Consent Trust Petitions, Constitutional Law, Corporation Law, Labor Law, Partition, Rapid Arbitration, Real Property, § 348 Deed Restrictions, Trade Secret / IP, Trusts, Wills and Estates, Zoning, Other Field of Law
  • Case Tags – Accounting, Appraisal, Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duties, Civil Action, Class Action, Complaint – Inspection of Books & Records, Contract, Declaratory Judgment, Dissolution, Injunctive Relief, Specific Performance
  • Trial Damages – General Damages (Judgment on the Merits), Attorneys’ Fees / Costs
  • Trial Rulings – Bench Trial, Consent Judgment, Default Judgment, Other Judgment
  • Trial Resolutions – Plaintiff Win, Defendant Win, Likely Settlement, Procedural