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LexisNexis Acquires IDEX—Expert Witness Database

LexisNexis ( announced that it has acquired IDEX, Inc. ( Based in Overland Park, Kan., IDEX provides expert witness content to the legal market. The company maintains an authoritative, exclusive database of more than 1 million records on 200,000-plus experts, including expert profiles, testimonial histories, verdict awards, settlement amounts, authored content, expert depositions, and court testimony.

LexisNexis says the acquisition solidifies its position as a leading provider of expert witness identification and evaluation information. New content from IDEX complements expert witness data currently available from LexisNexis through directories, court dockets, documents, briefs, and public records offered through its, Martindale-Hubbell, LexisNexis Total Litigator, CourtLink, and CaseMap platforms.

The acquisition is designed to provide litigators with access to a comprehensive set of expert witness information, enabling them to quickly identify leading experts, perform due diligence on experts they might consider hiring, and thoroughly research opposing experts. Integration of this content into the LexisNexis suite of litigation case assessment tools, including CaseMap and Total Litigator, delivers key litigation workflow efficiency and analytical aids essential to today’s litigators.

IDEX expert witness information will also bolster the client development offerings from LexisNexis. In particular, IDEX content will expand the Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Experts & Services.

Founded in 1984, IDEX, Inc. is a privately held corporation with more than 30 employees. The name IDEX is meant to reflect the research and storage of information on expert witnesses as in "ID"ing and inDEXing experts.

Source: LexisNexis

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