Articles Tagged with Fastcase

Needless to say, the legal research market has long been dominated by Westlaw and LexisNexis. Even as any number of other legal research platforms have come along, what has continued to distinguish the big two are their libraries of secondary legal materials. While it is relatively easy for a smaller legal research company to provide […]

A brief before and after using Cloud Linking. The legal research company Fastcase is introducing a new feature today, Cloud Linking, that automatically converts case citations in legal documents into hyperlinks to the full-text cases. Cloud Linking is notable because the links it creates are public and free — anyone can follow them regardless of […]

In speaking yesterday to Fastcase CEO Ed Walters about the company’s hiring of Steve Errick as COO, which I wrote about earlier today, I learned about other news of interest from Fastcase.  In July, Fastcase will launch a new, first-of-its-kind product — an artificial intelligence sandbox for law firms. A sandbox typically refers to a […]

Legal research company Fastcase today announced that Steve Errick, who was most recently vice president and managing director for research information at LexisNexis, will join the company on July 1 as chief operating officer. Steve Errick Ed Walters, Fastcase CEO, told me that Errick is being brought on to help lead the growth and expansion […]

Westlaw and LexisNexis are typically viewed as the dominant leaders among legal research services. But a recent survey found that Fastcase is in a virtual dead heat with Westlaw and LexisNexis among smaller-firm lawyers. The just-released information comes from a survey conducted in 2016 by law practice management company Clio. The survey asked Clio users […]

Catching up on a few items of interest … In the UK, an online court will be operating by September and broadly deployed to a wide range of civil court proceedings by May 2020, Legal Futures reports. “There will be no big bang,” Sir Ernest Ryder, a Lord Justice of Appeal and the Senior President […]

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 […]