Using Data Analytic Tools to Predict Litigation Outcomes

In the New Hampshire Bar News, Chantalle Forgues and Dan Lee ask and explore the following:

Can the presence of certain words in a Complaint predict the outcome of a case? Could a combination of case variables provide a litigation forecast? What data might project wins and losses, or even monetary awards in court? These are just a few of the questions that big data analytics tools could answer as the field of data science expands into the law.

Professors Forgues and Lee are both colleagues of Business Law Basics co-author Sam Brickley at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.