Until the Supreme Court declares that class actions impermissibly inconvenience corporations pursuing the freedom to occasionally release poison death clouds — which is probably coming next Term at this rate — firms need to be able to manage their mass tort work.
But this unique niche practice is often cabined off from the rest of law. Either firms specialize in this work or the mass tort work is treated separately from day-to-day operations. This has meant that while vendors have increasingly sought to bring everything under one roof, the class action use case can get overlooked.
Epiq brings its case administration platform together with Litify’s Salesforce-based end-to-end legal operations platform, allowing firms using the former’s case development and settlement services to have complete visibility to all data for each claimant — real-time results of medical record retrieval status and reviews, plaintiff fact sheet data, lien data, settlement allocation scoring, and disbursements — within the centralized workflow and case information platform Litify provides. Mass tort and single event cases all live together within one operations solution.
“We are excited to launch this critical integration that will simplify a key process for our number of clients and many others in the industry. We are always keen to go beyond the standard features of a practice management software to improve workflows, eliminate manual data entry, and ultimately help drive equitable legal outcomes across the industry,” says Steven Mandel, Chief Strategy Officer, Litify.
You can read more about the integration between Epiq and Litify here.
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