Judicial Analytics in the Time of Corona

The coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a host of new uncertainties into our lives. And that includes a host of new litigation, where the uncertainty is compounded by an ever-shifting legislative landscape.

The number of coronavirus-related complaints filed in federal and state courts across the United States continues to rise at unprecedented rates. Many of these legal actions are testing contemporary legal understandings of negligence, causation, and liability, terms that had previously been defined and adjudicated in contexts of relative normality.

Nobody is certain how judges will handle these cases. This uncertainty is compounded by an ever-shifting legislative landscape, as public policymakers write immunity measures and liability shields into new laws and executive orders. What is clear, however, is that the rulings from this first wave of coronavirus-related cases have the potential to break new legal ground. But will they?

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Prior to founding Trellis, Nicole Clark was a business litigation and labor and employment attorney who handled litigation in both state and federal courts. She regularly represented multinational corporations in claims ranging from high-profile trade secret disputes to complex class-action litigation. Frustrated by sending internal emails and collecting anecdotes on judges in order to make strategic case recommendations, she built Trellis to solve her own need for access to data, information, and analytics at the state trial court level. Prior to law school, Nicole attended Bard College, beginning her college coursework at the age of sixteen. She graduated with honors from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Journalism, and received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, NJ. Nicole sat for the Bar Exam in California, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, and remains licensed to practice law in all three states.