Help insurers set reserves & manage risk
Manage plaintiffs' expectations by producing reports of defense verdicts
Receive adequate authority to settle cases
I have been a CaseMetrix subscriber for many years and have utilized their settlement & verdict databases in liability cases in my capacity as an attorney and as a mediator at BAY Mediation & Arbitration. I have found the data to be well balanced & helpful in resolving those cases, so I was very glad to hear they're building a Workers' Comp database. We have contributed some of our law firm's non-privileged Workers' Comp settlement data and very much look forward to using that database, as well. To keep it balanced, both claimant and defense attorneys are invited to enter WC settlements and earn free time searching it.
I utilized CaseMetrix reports for the first time in mediation yesterday. I incorporated recent, relevant county specific CaseMetrix reports into my Power Point presentation and they were very persuasive. Opposing counsel used some Westlaw reports from different counties utilizing specials that were not consistent with the specials in my case. These differences were apparent to the mediator and to the plaintiffs. My CaseMetrix reports were not even challenged. I was able to also use the reports to challenge opposing counsel's claims regarding the alleged liberal nature of our jurisdiction, as well. In my case, involving significant exposure, I was able to settle the claim at a figure that was fair and reasonable and most importantly, avoided litigation which is of increasing importance in the competitive insurance defense market. My monthly subscription pales in comparison to the amount of money I saved my client the first time I used CaseMetrix, and a happy client is pleased to cover the modest cost.
We have recently utilized CaseMetrix reports as supporting documentation for 2 successful removals from Fulton County to the United States District Court in Atlanta. The data contained in the CaseMetrix reports provided necessary evidence to establish the jurisdictional amount of $75,000. The case searches were quick and produced cases that were on point in terms of the specific injuries and specials required.
I have found CaseMetrix to be an invaluable resource. Their service is impeccable, and the information is astounding. I recently had a case where venue was transferred from Bibb County to Sumter County. Verdict and settlement data provided by CaseMetrix allowed both sides to realize that the value of the case had changed as a result of the transfer, and the parties quickly reached an amicable solution.
CaseMetrix is an excellent tool for assessing case value and resolving claims. Its detailed database of recent cases is a valuable resource and has helped us to achieve favorable results.
I used CaseMetrix at a mediation. I actually let the mediator, Joe Murphey, take my laptop in to Plaintiff's caucus room to show results. The list of cases was extremely helpful in showing the Plaintiff (and her lawyer) what has happened in the real world. I have no doubt it influenced her expectations (and helped her lawyer get her to face reality) and therefore get the case settled. My insurance rep was also very impressed.
I used it and love it. I was amazed with as much as I got and it was right up to date. This thing can only get better.
We recently had a corporate client who requested an emergent verdict and settlement search. We had just subscribed to CaseMetrix, so I had the most up-to-date Georgia data at my fingertips and I was able to email pdf summaries of pertinent cases in a matter of minutes. My partners and I love the real-time nature of the data and the user-friendly interface, while our clients appreciate knowing the real value of cases without a doubt.
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