Legal Analytics for New York Courts

Lex Machina’s eight New York state courts (the “New York Courts”) serve the following counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, and Westchester. They cover all five of New York City’s boroughs, along with the majority of the population of New York state. They serve some of the most ethnically and economically diverse populations in the United States. These New York Courts are important venues for state court litigation, particularly for civil cases involving torts, real property, and commercial matters.

The New York Courts incorporate notable features such as filters for pre-RJI cases, post-RJI cases, medical malpractice, and class action cases. They also incorporate an extensive collection of case types and document tags. Additionally, litigators can now use our States filter to conduct state-wide searches and get quantified, state-specific insights about judges, courts, law firms, attorneys, and parties. The inclusion of these unique parameters enables users to find the most relevant information and analytics quickly and easily.

How We Work

Lex Machina gathers raw information from state court cases, including downloading millions of state court documents to present the most comprehensive and accurate data possible. We clean, tag, code, enhance, and present the resulting data in a way that makes it easy for you to quickly access insights and grasp trends that are relevant to the legal matter you’re working on.

How We Help

Whether you’re simply searching for a case or looking for more in-depth analytics, you can investigate a party’s litigation track record, assess a law firm’s experience in similar cases, observe patterns in judicial decisions, examine the range of damages awarded at trial or search docket entry text.

Advantages of state court analytics include:

  • Understanding timing to key litigation milestones
  • Analyzing the record of a specific judge, law firm, attorney, or party
  • Reviewing previous trial resolutions, trial damages, and trial rulings for case strategy
  • Refining with court-specific filters such as case types and case tags
  • Keyword searching within docket entry text and downloaded documents
  • Viewing analytics across all state courts or in one particular court
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Timing screen

Strategic Applications

Lex Machina helps you answer questions such as:

  • What is the median time to trial and time to termination for post-RJI cases with Judge Silvera presiding in New York County Supreme Court?
  • Has an opposing attorney ever appeared in a case before Judge Baily-Schiffman in Kings County Supreme Court? If so, how many were class action cases, and how many went to trial?
  • In Suffolk County Supreme Court and Westchester County Supreme Court, how many commercial cases had damages awarded at trial? Which cases are those and what were the damages in each case?
  • Who are the top parties filing Commercial Division cases in Queens County Supreme Court over the past five years?

Unique Litigation Data

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

  • Case Types – Commercial, Real Property, Tax Certiorari, Torts, Employment / Labor Law, Emergency Applications re: Coronavirus, Other Matters, Special Proceedings
  • Case Tags – Pre-RJI, Post-RJI, Medical Malpractice, Class Action
  • Document Tags – Complaint, Answer, Judgment, Jury Verdict, Request for Judicial Intervention, Notice of Entry, Note of Issue: With Jury, Note of Issue: Without Jury, Order re: Recusal
  • Trial Damages – General Damages (Judgment on the Merits), General Damages (Jury Verdict), Attorneys’ Fees / Costs
  • Trial Rulings – Bench Trial, Jury Verdict, Consent Judgment, Default Judgment, Other Judgment
  • Trial Resolutions – Plaintiff Win, Defendant Win, Likely Settlement, Procedural