I’ve noted in a number of posts here Lex Machina’s continuing expansion of its legal analytics into new practice areas, particularly since its acquisition by LexisNexis in 2015.

Today Lex Machina is announcing a new module that adds ERISA litigation cases. The module encompasses nearly 83,000 cases filed in federal district court pending since 2009, it says, covering disputes over the administration of employee benefit plans protected by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974.

As with its other analytics modules, the ERISA litigation module’s analytics are designed to help attorneys prepare case strategies and navigate the complexities of ERISA. According to Lex Machina, the module primarily covers cases initiated by plan participants or beneficiaries involving disputes over administration or funding of protected plans, including life, health, retirement, pension, profit-sharing, healthcare savings accounts, and more.

Lex Machina says that specific cases include employers seeking reimbursement for overpayment, employees seeking ERISA-authorized penalties against employers who may have withdrawn from ERISA plans, and U.S. Department of Labor intervention lawsuits.

Webcast on ERISA Analytics

For anyone interested in learning more about the ERISA analytics module, Lex Machina is offering a free webcast today, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. Eastern time. You can register for it here.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.