Friday, February 24, 2017

Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted?

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Podcast: Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted? Sedgwick appellate specialist Kirk Jenkins "has compiled years of decisions by courts in Illinois and California, slicing the metrics every which way to create models that he contends give businesses a greater measure of predictability in litigation at every stage. He also blogs about trends he spots in the data, breaking down trivia like which California Supreme Court justices write the longest majority opinions in civil cases. In this interview, he explains how his model works, offers predictions on several important California Supreme Court cases, and explains why he sees analytics as the future."