In January, Fastcase acquired Docket Alarm, a company that mines federal and state court dockets to provide litigation alerts and case-prediction analytics. (See my coverage here.) In its first update since the acquisition, Fastcase is today announcing that Docket Alarm has now expanded its coverage of state dockets to 11 states, is now integrating with case law in Fastcase, and is expanding its staff.
When Fastcase acquired Docket Alarm, the company covered dockets from federal courts and three states. With today’s announcement, it is adding eight states. It now has dockets for: California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.
Also, as of today, Docket Alarm now integrates with case law in Fastcase. When a user views a docket document such as a brief or memorandum that contains citations to case law, the user will be able to view the cited case from Fastcase without a separate login. Users can share the cited cases with anyone else they choose.
Fastcase also said today that it is expanding the Docket Alarm team to support rapid development and product innovation. Joining Docket Alarm founder and managing director Michael Sander are:
- Molly Lindblom as product manager. Lindblom has more than 18 years of product management and marketing leadership with companies such as LexisNexis, Bloomberg,and Wanted Analytics, and she led the creation of the litigation and client development analytics categories while at LexisNexis CourtLink.
- David Nayer, as reference attorney and trainer. Nayer has a background in law and technology.
- Liz Morgan, as a sales executive. Morgan has more than 20 years of experience in legal publishing and legal analytics sales with Lex Machina and Wolters Kluwer.
“It’s exciting to see the momentum we’ve created by putting the strength and capabilities of the Fastcase team behind the latest developments in Docket Alarm,” Sander said in a statement. “In a matter of weeks, we’ve formally launched state court dockets and a have linked millions of citations across opinions, briefs, and complaints to Fastcase, a first-of- its-kind product – and this is only the first step in our integration.”