In 1980, LEXIS completed its hand-keyed electronic archive of all U. When Toyota launched the Lexus line of luxury vehicles in 1987, Mead Data Central sued for trademark infringement on the grounds that consumers of upscale products (such as lawyers) would confuse "Lexus" with "Lexis".
Caselaw, Articles, Publications, News, Court Documents, Lawyer Marketing, Law Practice Management Tools, Media Monitoring Tools, Supply Management Tools, Sales Intelligence Solutions, and Market Intelligence Tools The Anglo-Dutch publishing company Reed Elsevier has owned Lexis Nexis and its predecessor company since 1994.
At its inception in 1970, the database was named LEXIS by Mead Data Central (MDC), a subsidiary of the Mead Corporation.
It was a continuation of an experiment organized by the Ohio State Bar in 1967.
On April 2, 1973, LEXIS launched publicly, offering full-text search in all Ohio and New York cases. The NEXIS service, added that same year, gave journalists a searchable database of news articles.
" In December 1994, Mead sold the Lexis Nexis system to Reed Elsevier for $1.5 billion. It was originally estimated that 32,000 users were affected, According to a company news release, Lexis Nexis hosts over 30 terabytes of content on its 11 mainframes (supported by over 300 midrange UNIX servers and nearly 1,000 Windows NT servers) at its main datacenter in Miamisburg, Ohio.
The Lexis database contains current United States statutes and laws and a large volume of published case opinions dating from the 1770s to the present, as well as publicly available unpublished case opinions from 1980 on.
In 2000, Lexis began building a library of briefs and motions.
In addition to this, Lexis also has libraries of statutes, case judgments and opinions for jurisdictions such as France, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa and the United Kingdom as well as databases of law review and legal journal articles for countries for which materials are available.
Previously, Lexis Nexis had a stripped-down free version (known as Lexis One) but this has been discontinued and replaced by Lexis Communities, which provides news and blogs across a variety of legal areas.