Courthouse news sues Missouri state courts

The national court news service is claiming that as a result of an RFP process, the Missouri state courts are providing preferential treatment to one vendor.  The complaint states that this vendor will get access to court documents before other vendors and will have exclusive rights to this information and have the right to sell it to other news outlets.  

From the complaint, it appears that the courts haven’t chosen their preferred vendor though one of the candidates is the legal information service giant, Lexis.  I would be surprised if one of the others is Westlaw.

I was surprised to learn that Courthouse news has “hundreds” of subscribers.  I would have guess it was thousands. 

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews

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