December 2017


LITIGATION ANALYTICS

Litigation Analytics latest enhancement – Length of Case – allows subscribers to compare how long judges typically take to resolve cases, as well as how long cases take to resolve in specific jurisdictions and across all federal district courts. This new functionality draws on docket information in Bloomberg Law’s databases, providing invaluable predictive analytics to help determine litigation strategy and estimate costs. For a more detailed discussion of Litigation Analytics including Length of Case, see Judicial behavior trends: how do judges compare? in Big Law Business.


DOCKETS

Bloomberg Law’s newly redesigned Docket Search Form reduces the number of clicks it takes to input a search and makes the overall docket search experience quicker and more streamlined. Docket Search Form features include:

  • A single search form that lets you easily craft searches using template fields and keyword
  • Docket KeySM, Bloomberg Law’s proprietary docket entry classification system, available in a growing number of U.S. District Courts.
  • The option to set the Docket Search Form as your home page or as a favorite, and
  • Placement of the most used fields at the top of the form to minimize scrolling

PRACTICE CENTERS

Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security

The Privacy & Data Security Practice Center has added Domestic Profiles, a new collection of state-specific summaries that pinpoint data privacy laws by function, topic, and sector and feature a local practitioner’s perspective on the current enforcement in the state.

Fifteen state overviews have been added to date, including: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Coverage is being rapidly expanded with a full launch scheduled later in 2018. Domestic Profiles is a valuable complement to Bloomberg Law’s International Profiles for more than 60 jurisdictions.

 

Labor & Employment

Bloomberg Law Labor Arbitration Awards now have pagination functionality. The bna la* citation format now allows users to generate page reference citations or PIN cites.


PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

Practical Guidance is a one-stop resource to assist practitioners in working through common tasks or provide complete guidance to clients on important issues. Practical Guidance leads practitioners through a step-by-step checklist of all considerations they should evaluate when providing counsel to clients. In addition, Practical Guidance gathers all of the relevant resources – sample documents, checklists, analysis, practice tools, key cases and state or federal law – in one place that affect the decision-making process for a particular task

Three new Practical Guidance modules are available on the Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Center

  • Designing a Health Plan Incorporating a Health Reimbursement Arrangement
  • Identifying and Fixing 401(k) Plan Errors, and
  • Complying with the SEC Pay Ratio Rule

Six new Practical Guidance modules have been added to the Labor & Employment Practice Center in the fourth quarter:

  • Withdrawing Recognition and Decertifying the Union
  • Responding to FLSA Collective and Class Actions
  • Conducting Physical Workplace Searches and Surveillance
  • Conducting Electronic Searches and Surveillance
  • Hiring Immigrant Workers, and
  • Hiring Nonimmigrant Workers

The Labor & Employment Practice Center includes 59 Practical Guidance modules; 44 new modules have been added to the practice center in 2017 including 37 new compliance checklists provided by Vedder Price, Constangy Brooks, Cozen O’Connor, and other leading L&E firms.


BOOKS & TREATISES

A new, seventh edition of Bloomberg BNA’s False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation was released in December and is available on Bloomberg Law.