Reprinted with permission from the October 2017 issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer.

On Lex Machina’s platform, counsel can use the “motion kickstarter” to survey recent motions before the assigned trial judge. The “motion chain” links together the briefing and the eventual order for each motion, so counsel can identify the arguments which

This time, we’re reviewing the data on the Court’s tort docket for the years 2000 through 2009.

The Court’s overall reversal rate in tort cases was down somewhat from the nineties.  Only 50% of the tort cases in 2000 were reversed.  The reversal rate was down to 44.44% in 2001 and 42.86% in 2002.  It

For the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a deep dive on the Supreme Court’s tort cases.  To begin, we’ll consider whether there is any relationship between the party which won at the Court of Appeal and the result at the Supreme Court in tort cases for the years 1990 through 1999.

We begin with