Articles Tagged with Casemaker

Legal research company Fastcase yesterday filed a motion asking for summary judgment in its lawsuit against rival Casemaker over copyright in Georgia  state regulations. The motion alleges that there is no genuine dispute as to any material fact and asks the U.S. District Court in Atlanta to enter a judgment declaring that Casemaker has no […]

While catching up yesterday with Casemaker CEO David Harriman about his company’s litigation with Fastcase, I also had the chance to ask him about Casemaker’s acquisition of the Rulebook app. Rulebook is an app for iPhone and iPad. The app is free and, once installed, it can be loaded with various sets of court rules […]

As I reported Friday, Casemaker filed an answer and counterclaim in the lawsuit filed against it by Fastcase, even though CEO David Harriman has previously told me his company would not fight the lawsuit and agreed with Fastcase that state law should not be subject to copyright. This morning, I had the opportunity to speak with Harriman […]

In February, Casemaker CEO David Harriman told me that his company would not fight the lawsuit filed against it by Fastcase over publishing rights to Georgia law. It appears he has had a change of heart, because on Wednesday Casemaker filed an answer and counterclaim in the case. On Feb. 12, Harriman told me that […]

I’ve written any number of times here about the ongoing head-to-head competition between legal research services Casemaker and Fastcase to win the loyalty of America’s lawyers — or, to be more precise, to win the loyalty of America’s bar associations, since both services market themselves to state and local bars to be offered as a […]

In the continuing battle between Fastcase and Casemaker to win over the hearts (and business) of state bar associations, score one for Fastcase. And a big one, at that. Today, the North Carolina Bar Association announced that, effective June 1, Fastcase will replace Casemaker as the legal-research service it offers its members. Making that particularly notable […]

Almost a year ago, I wrote here about the major upgrade in the works for the Casemaker legal research service. At the time, I was given a demonstration that previewed the new interface but I was not then able to try it out directly. Well, it’s taken awhile, but I have finally been able to […]

In close to 20 years of writing about legal technology and the Web, one article of mine stands head and shoulders above all others for the impassioned feedback I received. That article was my head-to-head review of Casemaker vs. Fastcase, the two legal research services that market themselves to bar associations to offer as a […]

Promising a comprehensive legal research tool at an affordable price, a new legal research site, eLaw, launched yesterday.  Although the service provides access to case law and statutes for all 50 states, it is available only to attorneys in New York and New Jersey. My guess is that the geographic limitation is because eLaw uses […]

After publishing my head-to-head review comparing Casemaker and Fastcase, I noted in a follow-up post earlier this month the Oregon State Bar Association’s decision to switch from Casemaker to Fastcase and Casemaker’s response to that decision. Now, Laura Orr at Oregon Legal Research offers another perspective on the Casemaker vs. Fastcase debate that she describes […]

My latest Web Watch column is up at Law Technology News (free registration required). This month’s column reviews: Example-Motion, a document-sharing site.  WhichDraft.com, a document-assembly site.PatentSurf, USCodeSurf and Case-Law, three related legal research sites.  Casemakerdigest, a new case-digesting service.  DASH, a new Harvard University site for obtaining scholarly articles by faculty and students. The National […]