Articles Tagged with Fastcase

A week ago, I reported here that that a federal judge in Georgia had dismissed without prejudice Fastcase’s declaratory judgment lawsuit against Casemaker over the latter’s claims of copyright in Georgia state regulations. Yesterday, Fastcase refiled the suit. The court had dismissed Fastcase’s lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction on two grounds. One was that, because Casemaker […]

[Updated 1/27/17, 11 a.m. Eastern, to add comments of Fastcase CEO Ed Walters.] A lawsuit by Fastcase against Casemaker that many hoped would define the parameters of copyright in government information has been dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. A year ago, Fastcase preemptively filed the declaratory judgment lawsuit against Casemaker in federal court in Atlanta […]

The dashboard of a demo site in LexBlog’s new blogging platform. When lawyer Kevin O’Keefe started LexBlog in 2003, many in the legal industry thought the idea of a company devoted to nothing but lawyer blogs was crazy. After all, blogs were still a nascent technology then and relatively few lawyers even had blogs. Thirteen […]

Earlier this week, I wrote about the Minnesota State Bar Association’s decision to switch back to Fastcase as a member legal-research benefit, just six months after leaving Fastcase for Casemaker. Although I had reached out to Casemaker for comment, I did not hear back from the company until after I published that post. Yesterday, I […]

The new start page displays information in colored tiles, similar to the style of Windows 10. If your first order of business today is researching Canadian immigration law, you may be able to do it on an all-new research platform. The legal research company Fastcase has begun a broad rollout of its all-new version, Fastcase […]

It is now an annual tradition around this time of year: Fastcase’s announcement of its Fastcase 50, recognizing 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law. With this being the sixth year of the awards, the Fastcase 50 adds up to the Fastcase 300. And if you think they […]

When last we left the litigation between Fastcase and Casemaker, it was mid-May and Fastcase had just filed a motion for summary judgment. A lot has happened since then, including just this week, so let me bring you up to date. But first, to recap: Last February, Fastcase preemptively filed the declaratory judgment lawsuit in […]

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 […]

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 […]