Today Lex Machina is launching an analytics module for one of one of the most important commercial litigation jurisdictions in the United States, the New York County Supreme Court. The new module will include 117,000 civil court cases filed after January 1, 2016. Subscribers will have access to over 600,00 full text pleadings and orders which have been downloaded into the module. Coverage includes both class action cases and “pre-RJI cases” (cases that have not yet filed a request for judicial intervention). The analytics data was extracted from both dockets and court filings. New York County Supreme Court data includes civil litigation involving torts, tax and commercial matters. New York is the 10th state court added to the Lex Machina suite of state coverage. Lex Machina will release modules for the other four counties within the boundaries of New York City in the coming months.
Like other Lex Machina modules, this product includes tagging and filtering for case types, motions, judges and attorneys which enable a lawyer to focus on highly targeted analytics. Most importantly this product includes special tags for the very important “commercial division” cases.
According to the press release Lex Machina worked closely with the court system to understand their docketing practices and identify the unique aspects of individual courts. The module includes four years of court activity beginning with cases filed January 1, 2016.
Sean Fitzpatrick the CEO of LexisNexis® North America is quoted in the press release saying “New York is one of the key jurisdictions in our county and we are excited to extend Lex Machina‘s industry-leading capabilities to cover these important cases.“ No one can disagree with that.
There is fierce competition in the state litigation analytics market, because no one company has everything. Lex Machina is racing to complete their state analytics offering. Even when each company reaches all 50 states they will be competing to build out additional tagging, courts, features and functionality. Competitors include, behemoths like Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge Analytics as well as more nimble competitors, Gavelytics, Trellis, Unicourt, DocketAlarm and ECFX.
The Launch Webinar Lex Machina will be holding a webcast to coincide with the launch on October 22, 2020 at 9 AM Pacific 12 noon Eastern. Here is a link to the webinar.