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Menlo Park, CA — Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today releases its Contracts: Commercial Litigation Report. Commercial litigation cases are cases where the parties to the dispute are business entities while general contracts cases include both commercial cases and cases where one or more of the parties are not business entities. The report examines commercial litigation trends in federal district and appellate courts. It focuses on the three-year period from 2019 to 2021 and surveys emerging trends in case filings, active venues, judges, law firms, parties, timing metrics, case resolutions, findings, and damages. The report often focuses on different sets of data, in order to provide analytics on cases involving general contracts, commercial litigation, non-commercial litigation, and COVID-19.
“The data and analytics show that despite the overall decrease in commercial litigation case filings, the amount of damages awarded has remained fairly constant year over year,” said Karen Chadwick, Lex Machina's contracts legal data expert and editor of the report. "The consistency in annual total damages awarded in a decreasing number of cases may be partially explained by the increased costs of goods and services due to supply chain issues and inflation."
Findings from the report include:
Lex Machina’s reports and software enable practitioners to devise data-driven litigation strategies. The metrics in this report may help readers decide who to pursue as clients, whether to pursue a particular motion, or when to settle. This research supplements traditional legal research and anecdotal data for a competitive edge in litigation.
Register here for a copy of the report: https://pages.lexmachina.com/2022-Commercial-Litigation-Report_LP.html
Contracts: Commercial Litigation Report Webcast Lex Machina is hosting a webcast to discuss the report on October 13, 2022 at noon ET/9am PT with Karen Chadwick (Lex Machina’s Legal Data Expert in Commercial Law), Case Collard (Partner at Dorsey & Whitney), and Aria Nejad (Lex Machina’s In-house Counsel). Register for the event or view a recording: https://pages.lexmachina.com/2022-Commercial-Litigation-Webcast_LP.html
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About Lex Machina Lex Machina fundamentally changes how companies and law firms compete in the business and practice of law. The company provides strategic insights on judges, lawyers, law firms, parties, and other critical information across 18 federal practice areas and a rapidly growing number of state courts. Lex Machina allows law firms and companies to predict the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce, enabling them to win cases and close business. Lex Machina was named “Greater Bay Area Top Workplaces 2022” (The San Francisco Chronicle Top Workplaces in the Bay Area 2022), “Legal Tech Company of the Year 2021" (CIO Review, 2021), “2021 Legal Technology Trailblazer” (National Law Journal Trailblazer Awards, 2021), Winner of the “Media Excellence” Award for Analytics/Big Data (13th Annual Media Excellence Award, 2021). Based in Silicon Valley, Lex Machina is part of LexisNexis, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics. For more information, please visit www.lexmachina.com.
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