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Lex Machina is excited to release its regional report, Employment Litigation in the Southeast. This report explores trends and analyzes employment cases in federal district courts located in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. These districts are located in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

The report covers the following analytics:
  • Case Filings
  • Most Active Districts and Defendants
  • Case Timing to Key Milestones
  • Most Active Law Firms
  • Case Resolutions and Findings
  • Damages Awards

Lex Machina’s “Employment” case type includes cases with one or more claims of employment law violation, including: 1) discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under federal employment law based in civil rights; 2) wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); or 3) interference and retaliation claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which often relate to leave and absence issues. 

About Legal Analytics
Legal Analytics is used for planning, forecasting, and litigation strategy. Readers can compare their home district to others to gain insight about areas of particular focus. The metrics in this report may help readers decide who to pursue as clients, which claims to include in a complaint, or when to settle. This research supplements traditional legal research and anecdotal data for a competitive edge in litigation.

This report presents data from Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics platform. Using machine learning and technology-assisted attorney review, raw data is extracted from PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), which contains documents from federal district court. The raw data is then cleaned, tagged, structured, and loaded into Lex Machina’s proprietary platform. This report is prepared by the Lex Machina Product Team using charts and graphs from the platform. Commentary is provided by Lex Machina’s legal experts.