Fastcase acquires Docket Alarm

Last week Fastcase announced that it was acquiring Docket Alarm, a docket alerting and analytics company.  Docket Alarm was founded by Michael Sander, who started developing the technology for the product while he was working as an IP litigator.  Constantly doing repetitive tasks, he created a set of tools to track and analyze judicial trends in lawsuits and bankruptcies in federal, state, and administrative courts.  Adding these features to Fastcase’s database of judicial opinion data will allow subscribers to get clear analytic insights into judges and law firms.  Sander will be staying on at Fastcase to help build out and expand the platform he created.  Read the press release here.

Thomson Reuters acquires O’Connors

Thomson Reuters has acquired O’Connors, publisher of state and federal legal deskbooks.   According to TR, any immediate changes should be invisible to their customers.  In the future, however, it is expected that TR and O’Connors will work together to enhance the products.   Read the announcement here..