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Casemaker has announced the launch of Casemaker4 – a “next generation” research platform with a new look, faster search and expanded functionality New features were added based on extensive testing and user feedback. New features include: alerts delivered via email; advanced search opinions; predictive “type ahead” functionality; and “intelligent algorithms” which suggest related primary and secondary materials related to the research query.   Casemaker4 is positioned in the low cost online research market which has benefited…
Today Bloomberg Law announced the expansion of Litigation Practice Guidance which includes overviews, checklists, sample forms and filings that are organized around the litigation process. They are structured to guide attorneys through each phase of initiating and defending litigation– addressing both legal and logistical issues. A new Litigation Resources page organizes the key research tools and reference materials needed for daily practice, including statutes of limitations, jury instructions, court rules, laws, and regulations. The guidance…
Is Casetext’s SmartCite poised to disrupt the legal research market? But it is just a citator right? Why would that be?  One of the reasons that LexisNexis® and Thomson Reuters have been able to maintain their dominance of the legal research market is the strength and reputation of their citation systems. Shepards dates back to 1873 but was acquired by the parent of  LexisNexis® 1996.  Thomson Reuters launched KeyCite and 1997. The development of Key…
As most legal publishers are scaling back if not  winding down their print operations, Fastcase is scaling up their print offerings. The Fastcase publishing arm Full Court Press announced the release their first hard bound treatises. The titles Business Insurance and Insurance for Real Estate-Related Entities, are now available in print, as well as on the Fastcase legal research platform. Both treatises can be purchased through the Full Court Press bookstore. The Full Press…
Today Intelligize    (a Lexis Nexis company) is launching a new workflow enhancement resources the Intelligize RedBook (IRB). The SEC forms which lawyers are required to draft and update are the core of this product. When a lawyer selects a form – they are guided through a step-by-step guide linking all of the relevant regulations and commentary. The product leverages the powerful Intelligize algorithms and deep indexing.  Phil Brown, Managing Director and Mark Butler, Director. Thought…