Legal Analytics Becoming Pre-Eminent for Resolving Environmental Litigations

By Insurance CIO Outlook | Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Karl Harris, CEO

Legal analytics solution providers hear the scream for analytics, and are coming up with analytics platforms to change the way, the legal industry works.

FREMONT, CA: Lex Machina—a renowned provider of legal analytics to the law firms—releases the 13th expansion of its award-winning Legal Analytics platform, Environmental Litigation module. The module offers detailed data and analytics on environmental cases in federal district court comprising pollution, protection of forests, rivers, plants, and animals, and all other ways that humans interact with nature.   

“Environmental litigation often generates significant damages awards, and few case types affect corporations and the general population as much as environmental cases,” says Chuan Qin, environmental legal data expert at Lex Machina. “Cases involving the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Volkswagen’s violation of the Clean Air Act have generated significant damages and remediation obligations related to impacts on the environment. And recent federal environmental policy changes are having a profound influence on how attorneys should approach litigation strategy, making legal analytics even more critical for success.”

Usually, conventional legal research methods stop at data extraction, and here, Lex Machina brings the potential of accurate information to a litigations space that is long yearning for analytics. Mined from millions of entries and documents, It provides data-driven litigation insights on courts, law firms, and parties.

“Lex Machina is heading a paradigm shift in legal technology by redefining how law firms and corporate legal departments win in the practice of law. Our goal is to bring openness and transparency to the law, like we’ve never seen before, through data-driven decision making.” extols Karl Harris, CEO at Lex Machina.

Presently, the company’s Legal Analytics applies to varied litigation scenarios from insurance, product liability, employment, and more. Lex Machina is recognized as one of the Top 10 Insurance Analytics Tech Companies by Insurance CIO Outlook. The company is planning to expand the breadth of their coverage from federal district courts and will be rolling out new practices which are of interest to insurance companies in the near future.

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