Legal research company Casetext is further extending Compose, its first-of-its-kind automated brief-drafting product, to cover a new practice area, products liability involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Launched by Casetext last February, Compose helps automate the creation of the first draft of a litigation brief, significantly cutting the time the draft would normally take.

When Casetext launched Compose, cofounder and CEO Jake Heller said the product was “poised to disrupt the $437 billion legal services industry and fundamentally change our understanding of what types of professional work are uniquely human.”

Initially, Compose covered a limited set of core motions related to federal civil procedure and discovery. In September, Casetext introduced a collection of employment law briefs for Compose. It plans to roll out other collections over time.

In October, Casetext introduced a Microsoft Word add-in that allows Compose to be used directly within documents.

The products liability collection introduced today covers 20 motions, all tailored specifically to substantive legal issues arising in pharmaceuticals and medical device cases. It has:

For CA, NY, NJ, and PA state courts:

  • Motion to Compel Discovery
  • Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony
  • Motion for Summary Judgment

For federal court:

  • Notice of Removal to Federal Court
  • Motion to Remand to State Court
  • Motion to Compel Discovery
  • Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony
  • Motions for Summary Judgment (applying CA, NY, NJ, and PA substantive law)

Several of these motions will not be available until early 2021. The following are available immediately to Compose customers:

  • California Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony
  • New Jersey Motion for Summary Judgment
  • Pennsylvania Motion for Summary Judgment
  • Federal Notice of Removal to Federal Court
  • Federal Motion to Remand to State Court

Casetext sells Compose as a separate product from its legal research product. With today’s launch, it is offering one month of free access to a limited number of firms that request access before the end of the year. Firms can apply for access at .

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