Previous June, the 7-yr-aged litigation analytics firm Gavelytics shut down, seemingly right away, with founder and CEO Rick Merrill announcing the news by an e-mail on June 29 that he “recently produced the complicated selection to close Gavelytics powerful June 30,” as I noted at the time.
Now, Gavelytics is soaring from the ashes, in a feeling, with the announcement that a relative newcomer to the lawful analytics room, Pre/Dicta, has acquired the Gavelytics system.
Pre/Dicta, which released within just a several times of Gavelytics’ closure, statements to forecast how a decide will rule on a motion to dismiss in federal with an accuracy amount of 86.7%.
As I wrote when it introduced:
“What distinguishes Pre/Dicta from other litigation analytics products is that its algorithms take into account not just docket info, but also a selection of obtainable biographical and monetary details on federal judges – this kind of as web value, instruction, work expertise, political affiliation, and additional – to uncover hidden patterns in their choice-earning.”
This acquisition of Gavelytics, the corporation says, will drastically shorten its timeline for supplying the very same kinds of predictions for issues in state courts.
Merrill, a former biglaw litigator who started out Gavelytics following getting disappointed with his lack of ability to get significant info about the judges before whom he was showing up, is becoming a member of Pre/Dicta as its strategic advisor.
“Pre/Dicta made what I constantly dreamed of for Gavelytics: a litigation analytics system that was forward-looking relatively than backward-wanting, that could make predictions and not just offer generic descriptive studies,” Merrill claimed in a assertion.
Pre/Dicta cofounder and CEO Dan Rabinowitz explained that he think the deal is a big milestone equally for Pre/Dicta and the overall industry of predictive litigation analytics.
“With the acquisition of Gavelytics’ point out courtroom belongings, Pre/Dicta is abruptly in get to of setting up the litigator’s holy grail: a products that generates predictions for every single lawsuit nationwide,” he explained. “We’re honored to inherit the legacy of Gavelytics, which done groundbreaking do the job in judicial analytics, and even now far more honored that Rick Merrill will continue that get the job done at Pre/Dicta.”
Rabinowitz is a lawyer who practiced as an associate in Sidley LLP’s Supreme Courtroom & Appellate and Mass Tort Litigation groups. Later, he served as a demo legal professional for the U.S. Division of Justice common counsel to a Washington, D.C. info science organization and affiliate general counsel, main privateness officer, and director of fraud analytics for WellPoint Military Treatment.
For a more specific description of Pre/Dicta’s technology and how it works, see my previously submit: New Judicial Analytics Products Predicts Movement Results with Claimed 86.7% Accuracy.