Instant Insights / Legal Issues in Insurance

The legal and insurance industries share a unique relationship - one that works for and, at times, against each other. This collection of articles addresses key and emerging issues overlapping the law and insurance sectors.


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Predictive Analytics While using data analytics and predictive modeling doesn’t assure a positive outcome in litigation, it at least provides law departments and their outside counsel with a strategic rationale, providers said. (Photo: Credit: Elnur/Shutterstock)

An apparent increase in so-called nuclear verdicts is prompting some corporate legal departments to adopt new data tools, including predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to decide whether to litigate or settle claims and which firms and even which lawyers to use before a specific judge.

The insurance industry is leading the pack when it comes to using this “Moneyball” approach to litigation and financial services, but other big companies’ legal departments are also using data tools in their decision-making around litigation. Some law firms are also adopting them.

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