Casestream Combines Federal, Civil & Criminal Court Records

Casestream Combines Federal, Civil & Criminal Court Records

CourtLink/JusticeLink, an online platform for accessing court record information and filing legal documents, has integrated Pennsylvania-based MarketSpan, Inc. into the company’s online suite of Internet-based services. MarketSpan is the developer of CaseStream, an online service providing access to federal court records. The move follows the recent completion of the merger of CourtLink and JusticeLink. The combined company is the first to provide an online information and transaction platform for connecting to and from the nation’s courts.

MarketSpan’s CaseStream combines the most complete database of Federal civil and criminal court records with Web-based search functionality, giving legal professionals, investors, the media and other business users access to previously inaccessible information. CaseStream provides full-text search capabilities on docket information from U.S. District courts.

“The blending of MarketSpan’s CaseStream and CourtLink/JusticeLink’s court access services clearly creates the most comprehensive collection of electronic court records available today,” said Matthew J. Schiltz, president and CEO of CourtLink/JusticeLink. “Our customers will benefit significantly from the enhanced services and value that they bring.”

CourtLink/JusticeLink provides the ability to electronically access, exchange and process court records and documents, helping to reduce costs and improve productivity, speed and overall effectiveness of legal communications and transactions for courts, law firms, banks, insurance companies, corporations, government agencies and other users. The acquisition will provide MarketSpan customers with access to the most complete source of state court records available online. In addition, MarketSpan customers will have the ability to electronically file in courts using CourtLink/JusticeLink’s e-file services. CourtLink/JusticeLink customers will gain access to the advanced capabilities of CaseStream, including full-text searches of the entire CaseStream database.

“We are thrilled to join CourtLink/JusticeLink. Combined, our companies will dramatically expand access to court records in the fragmented jurisdictions throughout the United States while improving the efficiency of filing and serving documents,” said David I. Bookspan, co-founder, president and CEO of MarketSpan. “Together we will provide our combined customers with access to the most complete tools for federal and state court records, filing and searching.”

The combined company’s headquarters are in Bellevue, WA with operations in Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Lexington, KY and Wayne, PA. The new organization has more than 200 employees.

About CourtLink/JusticeLink

CourtLink/JusticeLink is the only online resource to electronically search and retrieve court record information, file and serve legal documents, communicate, collaborate and share information, and perform other related legal transactions and processes. CourtLink/JusticeLink has forged several strategic partnerships and alliances within the legal and business community, including an exclusive e-filing partnership with Lexis-Nexis; a distribution agreement with West Group; a marketing alliance with IBM; an exclusive e-filing partnership with SCT, the market leader in justice software and services; and a private label and integration rights agreement with ChoicePoint, a leading nationwide provider of online public records data. CourtLink/JusticeLink expects its highly scalable, transaction-based business model to produce new market opportunities. For additional information, see www.courtlink.com or www.justicelink.com.

About MarketSpan

MarketSpan, Inc., is the creator of CaseStream, a unique, web-based service used by legal, business, financial and media professionals to easily find, retrieve and track information about federal court cases. Founded in 1996, the company applies innovative Internet technology and data mining techniques to federal court information. For additional information, visit www.casestream.com.

For more information, call 972-443-9742.

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