New Westlaw Edge Feature: Damages in Litigation Analytics
The addition of Damages in Litigation Analytics on Westlaw Edge gives legal practitioners a greater ability to analyze damages in federal court cases. It helps users better evaluate and value potential cases, see how damage awards differ by case type, judge or court, and more effectively manage settlement negotiations.
It’s the latest enhancement to the industry’s leading legal research solution, Westlaw Edge. Without advanced analytics, attorneys spend extensive time poring over documents to gather information for estimated damages, only to find data that is insufficient for reliable aggregation, resulting in incomplete research.
Litigation Analytics on Westlaw Edge provides advanced filters that quickly narrow results into highly relevant and insightful damages information around given data points. In addition, Westlaw Edge draws from broad coverage of federal court civil dockets and provides summaries of awarded damages. Attorney editors further enhance results by adding claimed damages and allegation summaries for select dockets.
The result is a greater ability to quickly analyze the potential value of a case. This can more effectively drive the best client decisions, including whether to pursue continuation or settlement, managing negotiation tactics for settlements and understanding how damage awards vary by case type, judge or court.
“Insights from Damages in Litigation Analytics on Westlaw Edge provide a much simpler, faster and more efficient way to identify damages awarded in court, inform litigation strategy and better set client expectations,” said Jessica Nelson, director of Litigation Analytics Product Management, Thomson Reuters. “We are continuing to develop enhancements to address significant issues our customers face and Damages in Litigation Analytics will enable users to quickly assess the key points of case evaluation and allow practitioners to dedicate more of their time developing their legal strategy and conducting the relevant legal research.”
Damages in Litigation Analytics joins more than a dozen key tools and features – including Quick Check Judicial, Legislative Insights, Regulations Compare and Procedural Posture Filters – that have been integrated into Westlaw Edge, at no added cost to subscribers, since its launch in 2018.
Check out Damages in Litigation Analytics and other enhancements to Westlaw Edge here.