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Casemaker Upsets LoisLaw in Low-Cost Provider State Case Law Tourney

At 3 Geeks and a Law Blog, Greg Lambert has crowned Casemaker king of the second tier when it comes to state case law content.

Lambert's competition started with a field of four: Casemaker, Fastcase, Google Scholar and LoisLaw. (He excludes the top-tier triumvirate of LexisNexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law, which he dubs "Wexisberg.") Lambert says he expected Loislaw to come out on top. But he found Casemaker to have better coverage, as measured by overall percentage of state case law available:

Some commenters have already criticized Lambert's methodology for assigning too much importance to old cases. But he cops to being a believer in the theory that "it is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it." Amen.

Last year, Bob Ambrogi reviewed Fastcase and Casemaker head-to-head, and gave Fastcase the advantage. And Casemaker didn't take it lying down. Presumably the Casemaker folks will be popping the champagne corks today. Congrats.

Posted by Eric Lipman on March 19, 2010 at 03:05 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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