Quarterly Journal Will Cover Emerging Complex Litigation
Washington, DC (March 19, 2020) – Legal publisher Fastcase and partner HB Litigation Conferences today announced a journal partnership to provide firms with expert insights into emerging litigation. The new Journal of Emerging Litigation will be led by Managing Director and Founder of HB Litigation Conferences Tom Hagy, who was the former Publisher and Managing Editor of LexisNexis Mealey’s Litigation Reports. The Journal will be published by Full Court Press, the imprint of Fastcase.
“With many new areas of emerging litigation, from vaping and the emerging health crisis to privacy breaches to the in city invasion of e-scooters or the malodorous air pollution of hemp farms, our Docket Alarm service is in a unique position to track the filing data. We wanted to use this data to focus on new types of lawsuits and the experts who are leading the charge, before litigation completely unfolds. To do so, we have tapped a strong journalist and leader who can make sense of these new types of lawsuits and pick the best of the best to cover. Tom Hagy was the first and best choice for us,” noted Steve Errick, COO of Fastcase.
Publishing its first issue this summer, the journal’s focus will parallel Hagy’s career-long concentration on emerging areas of litigation, supported with the valuable filing data from Docket Alarm. He added, “Emerging Litigation has always been driven by word-of-mouth until the first few verdicts come in and then the race is on. When Law Street Media Editor-in-Chief David Nayer told me Juul lawsuits were averaging four filings a month in April 2019, and 240 a month in October, it underscored the predictive value of early activity among litigators. Working with the Law Street Media and Docket Alarm teams as they count and track emerging litigation at the filing level grants us a fantastic ability to jump ahead and cover litigation as it unfolds – now that’s emerging litigation data!”
“I am excited to work with an innovative, growing company like Fastcase,” Hagy said. “I have a passion for emerging areas of litigation and working with top lawyers from around the country to cover these cases, evaluate them, and share valuable insights with professionals in the legal and business communities.”
Law Street Media Editor-in-Chief David Nayer envisions the journal as a continuation of Fastcase’s legal news service and a must-have resource for firms embracing emerging litigation. “As exciting as it is to cover breaking litigation daily, we wanted to expand our capabilities by connecting the Law Street Media data pipeline with Full Court Press, transforming breaking news into practice and deeper analysis.”
“Our motto for Law Street is: Legal News Leads to Business,” Nayer said. “One sure way to drive business to a law firm is to know about emerging litigation first. With our Emerging Litigation Journal – our subscribers can be among the first to see litigation trends and how leading litigators are developing their legal analysis. This all supports growing a firm’s book of business. It’s the roadmap for rainmakers in small and large firms alike.”
Law Street Media’s Emerging Litigation Law Journal will be the third periodical produced by the expanding Fastcase imprint Full Court Press, the publishing arm of Fastcase. Like Full Court Press’s first two journals, RAIL: The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law and AILA’s Immigration Law Journal, the new Journal of Emerging Litigation will be available in several mediums: print, eBook, PDF, and within the Fastcase legal research application as part of an enhanced Law Street Media subscription.
As part of the launch, Hagy will form an Editorial Board of advisors with respective industry litigation expertise, and work closely with the Docket Alarm and Law Street Media team to cover the most urgent new litigation trends of 2020 and beyond.
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About HB Litigation Conferences
Tom Hagy founded HB Litigation Conferences LLC in 2008 to produce CLE conferences and webinars on dynamic areas of litigation within mass torts, class actions, insurance, and privacy law. To fill the need for white-label legal and business content, Hagy also founded Custom Legal Content LLC to serve a limited number of carefully selected clients. Hagy is former Managing Editor and Publisher of Mealey’s Litigation Reports (now part of LexisNexis) where he expanded a portfolio of litigation news and commentary reports on emerging areas, as well as a parallel conference operation. He is a former Vice President of Content at LexisNexis, where he led or participated in the development of rich content collections relating to jury verdicts and settlements; briefs, pleadings and motions; and expert witnesses.