Trellis Blog - Legal Analytics

Using Data To Help You File Better Motions

May 7, 2019 11:56:00 AM / by Tony Depa posted in legal analytics, research, judge bios, judge analysis, state law

 
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Legal Analytics: Policing as a Source of Revenue, Quotas as a Source of Metrics

Apr 17, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Caitlin posted in california, legal analytics, police

A Monterey Police officer filed a lawsuit against the City of Monterey in California on November 28, 2018. The reason? His superiors had allegedly instituted a quota system, ordering officers to issue a set number of traffic citations each month.
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Increase in Elder Abuse Claims in Los Angeles County

Mar 27, 2019 6:46:00 AM / by Caitlin posted in california, legal analytics, state court, elder abuse, los angeles

Elder abuse is difficult to measure statistically, as it often remains largely hidden. Abusive acts may be committed in the privacy of someone’s home. It may start with a phone call, a telemarketer offering a get-rich-quick scheme, or it may manifest as more tangible physical and/or emotional abuse by relatives or caretakers. As such, researchers and policy makers lack reliable statistical data, a fact that only adds more complexity to the issue.
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Legal Analytics: California's Law Enforcement Officer Misconduct Litigation

Feb 5, 2019 8:00:54 AM / by nickrishwain posted in prison, legal analytics, litigation, research

Over the past ten years, we've been bombarded with news of law enforcement officer and police officer misconduct.  And it seems, it may be getting worse.
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Judicial Analytics in California Opioid Litigation

Jan 23, 2019 5:38:09 PM / by nickrishwain posted in california, legal analytics, judge analysis, drugs, addiction

Last year was big! Cities, counties and states began bringing major lawsuits against “Big Pharma” companies for their marketing and distribution of pain killers like Oxycontin, Oxycodone, and their generics and derivatives. Legal scholars and reporters are comparing opioid litigation to the tobacco litigation of the 1990’s. That means the litigation is just beginning and the lawsuits are going to keep on coming!
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