Bloomberg Law: Litigation Analytics – Searching by Federal Judge

This is the fourth of a four part series highlighting Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Analytics.

Today we are going to perform a search to track litigation by judge. We will search Judge Samuel A. Lindsay, the father of Rachel Lindsay of Season 13 of the Bachelorette fame.

This could be a great tool for researching information about federal judges before clerkship interviews.

On Litigation Analytics, select Judge in the top right hand corner to guide your search. After typing in Samuel A. Lindsay, a profile including his career history, most cited opinions, and related news will appear.

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Below the partial profile of Judge Samuel A. Lindsay, you will see the same type of chart tools that you saw in law firm searches and represented company searches. However, here the charts available are motion outcomes, appeal outcomes, length of case, and appearance & case types. Immediately below these chart options you will find his recent court opinions.

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Here is a chart showing the average length of cases in Judge Lindsay’s court. This is helpful when creating a timeline for trials.

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And finally, this Appearances & Case Types chart shows which kind of cases, which parties, and which companies appear most frequently in front of Judge Lindsay.

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From here, we can tell that he hears a majority of prisoner petitions and he also has extensive experience in general contract cases. Additionally, by looking at the top law firm appearances, you can see which firms have frequented his courtroom.

Access to the Bloomberg Law database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Author: Marin Dell

Texas Tech School of Law Library - Librarian, Attorney, Law Library Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, loves all things law, libraries and tech/Tech

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