NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Law360 (www.law360.com), a publisher of litigation news and intelligence, announced today that it has launched Law360 Data, a platform with near-real-time updates of lawsuit activity for more than 5,000 publicly traded companies across 200 industries.
Law360 Data, available exclusively to subscribers, tracks federal litigation in the United States and allows users to set up customized feeds and alerts on litigation activity for a company, industry, law firm or area of interest. Current Law360 subscribers include each of the top 100 law firms, hundreds of U.S. and international corporations, and major federal and state agencies.
"Recent advances have made it possible to provide hour-by-hour streaming of case activity for all public companies," said Magnus Hoglund, chief strategist and co-founder of Law360. "With this new platform, Law360 has tapped into about 300,000 active cases and added filters to give attorneys a bird's eye view of litigation activity in courts around the country."
Many companies in the U.S. face hundreds of lawsuits simultaneously in courtrooms from coast to coast. With Law360 Data, attorneys can easily keep track of a plethora of lawsuits and filter by court, nature of suit and even the types of developments they need to monitor.
Law360 Data includes 200 industry profiles, 5,000 company profiles, 5,000 law firm profiles and more than 80,000 attorney profiles, each updated hourly during the business day.
"Our reporters and editors have spent years learning how to navigate the byzantine federal litigation system," said Hoglund. "It was only when we were joined by a group of programmers with cutting-edge knowledge of cloud computing and open-source technologies that we unleashed the power of everything we've learned," he added.
The company's announcement of the new platform, along with product demonstrations and tutorials, can be found on Law360's web site at: http://www.law360.com/topnews/articles/239670
Founded in 2003, Law360 (www.law360.com) is a publisher of news and data for litigators, and one of the fastest-growing media companies in the U.S. The company covers late-breaking news on high-stakes litigation across every spectrum of business law. With daily news and litigation reports on 20 major practice areas, the news and data platform keep well over 100,000 attorneys at more than 1,400 organizations abreast of key developments from courtrooms around the country. In addition to the company's team of reporters and editors in New York City, Law360 correspondents also cover developments from courtrooms in Washington, D.C.; Wilmington, Delaware; Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
With virtually real-time streaming of data from 300,000 active federal cases, the Law360 Data platform tracks litigation developments at more than 10,000 companies and law firms. Advanced search functionalities and customized alerts allow users to drill down to very specific types of litigation news and legal documents. Subscribers include each of the top 100 law firms, hundreds of U.S. and international corporations, and major federal and state agencies.