Fastcase

  • Yesterday, we wrote about the announcement that Fastcase had acquired Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer. (Thanks to Bob Ambrogi for breaking the story and his detailed reporting.) Fastcase discusses the transition briefly on its own site.Today, we have learned that LexisNexis has emailed contacts asking “Are You a Loislaw® customer?”, with an offer to match your current Loislaw pricing for a new...


  • Robert Ambrogi is reporting at his LawSites blog that Fastcase has acquired Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer. Financial details of the deal were not reported, but Ambrogi confirmed the transaction with both companies. Ambrogi also reported: Subscribers will be migrated to the Fastcase service sometime before Nov. 30, when the current Loislaw site will be shut down. Existing subscriptions will be...


  • by Carole Levitt President, Internet For Lawyers In July 2014, at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting, I got a sneak preview of Fastcase 7 but was sworn to secrecy. Then, in August 2014, I visited Fastcase’s headquarters in Washington, DC where CEO Ed Walters demonstrated some additional new features…still sworn to secrecy. This was its first re-design since 2003. I had...


  • Seven state and local Bar associations have moved to offer their members access to the Fastcase case law research database as a free benefit of membership in their respective associations. This includes two state Bar Associations, as well as five of the six members of the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium. They are:State Bar Associations: South Carolina Bar Association State Bar of...


  • Texas attorneys now have free access to the two largest nationwide legal research services - Casemaker and Fastcase - as a benefit of membership in the State Bar of Texas. With this new agreement with Fastcase, Texas attorneys are the first to receive access to both Fastcase and Casemaker as a free benefit of their membership in the Bar.          The State...


  • Last year, to review the current state of citator services, we wrote a white paper comparing the citator services of Google Scholar, Fastcase, Casemaker, LexisNexis, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg. As much as we like our free access to Casemaker and Fastcase, we’ve always hoped that Casemaker and Fastcase would add a more robust, free citator (equal to Shepard’s, BCite, and KeyCite). But our...


  • On a recent visit to Fastcase, I noticed a number of new features and services available for users.  Alerts The first was something new on the search results page—an Add Alert option.  When you click the Add Alert button, you are saving your search and asking Fastcase to alert you by email whenever new documents are added to Fastcase that match your search terms. To cancel your...


  • Internet For Lawyers principals Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch have been selected as 2013 Fastcase 50 award recipients. The peer-nominated award recognizes "50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law."  Industry leaders, law firm managers, legal technology influencers, law school professors, and entrepreneurs around the world...


  • Today Fastcase announced a free enhancement to their case law identification algorithm that identifies overturned or reversed cases in its Authority Check system. Called "Bad Law Bot," the system uses "new algorithms to identify court cases that are cited with negative treatment and to alert researchers of a case’s negative citation history," according to the company...


  • During our live continuing legal education seminars we discuss how to use the information found in social media profiles for evidence and how to get profiles admitted into evidence. If a profile owner assumes a pseudonym, authenticating the owner of the profile has proven to be a challenge. Some courts admit the profile into evidence and some do not. For that reason, we’ve been following...


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