MODULAW(TM) Insurance is INSLAW's comprehensive client/server case management software product for insurance claims litigation and staff counsel departments.

MODULAW tracks the litigation of claims arising from both the personal and the commercial lines of business. These include high volume cases such as automobile and workers compensation suits, as well as complex and protracted cases such as commercial and environmental liability cases.

The system is also used to control internal and outside counsel costs, schedule events, track parties, index and retrieve work product and documents, create budgets, monitor expenses, make assignments and record attorney time, and produce management reports.

MODULAW Insurance is used by many of the nation's leading carriers. The system combines extensive tracking functions with powerful searching capabilities, automatically summarizing detailed information to address a range of reporting requirements.

Because MODULAW Insurance is designed specifically for insurance claims litigation, it can be implemented as an off-the-shelf solution. MODULAW can also be customized to address a company's own data and workflow needs using INSLAW's advanced application development tools.

MODULAW Insurance Components:

Claims and Litigation Tracking
This component of MODULAW monitors the status of a case or claim, from initiation through disposition. It provides access to case-related information, including claim identifiers, claimant names, policy information, and names of insured parties. The system also tracks workers compensation and subrogated claims, and allows for the setting and maintaining of reserves.

  • Party and Party Counsel Tracking follows individuals and entities associated with a case, and their counsel. Multiple litigants, claimants, insureds, and witnesses can be tracked and a history of settlement negotiations can be maintained by recording offers and demands. Extensive information on injuries sustained and damages sought can also be captured in the system.

Event Tracking
This function of MODULAW monitors the status of a case by tracking past and future actions.

  • Calendar and To-Do List tracks scheduled actions regarding cases and staff
  • Rules-based Scheduling allows for automatic calendaring of future events based on office, account, corporate, and jurisdictional rules
  • Docket Control maintains a history of events that have occurred throughout the life of a case

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Staff and Referral Management
This component of MODULAW tracks all individuals and firms involved in the handling of a case. Assignment of internal attorneys and staff, as well as outside firms, may be monitored throughout the life of a case.

  • Attorney and Staff Assignments function tracks internal assignments to individual cases. Multiple assignments can be made to a single case; automated transfer processing allows reassignments between attorneys or offices, when necessary
  • Staff Bank collects detailed information on individual attorneys and staff members, ranging from basic address data to detailed employment and education profiles
  • Outside Counsel and Vendor Referral portion of the system tracks law firms, expert witnesses, and other service providers who are retained in cases. Multiple referrals may be tracked for a single case
  • Outside Counsel Bank and Service Provider Bank capture detailed background information on outside firms and vendors, including the names of individual attorneys or staff. Data collected does not need to be re-entered for each referral

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Financial Management
This component of MODULAW provides management with a tool for monitoring and controlling legal costs. Budgets can be created for individual cases.

  • Budgeting capability creates budgets for individual cases. By using ABA task codes, actual vs. projected costs can be evaluated and monitored for each case.
  • Timekeeping and Expense Tracking function tracks internal time and expenses incurred while handling a case.
  • Invoice Tracking portion of the system tracks fees and expenses billed by outside entities retained to handle cases.
  • Billing capability generates periodic bills detailing time spent and expenses incurred on individual cases. Bills can be produced based on time and expense entries made within a specified billing period. The system can also accommodate alternative billing arrangements, such as flat rates, maximum fees, and contingency fees.

Document Control
MODULAW helps to manage and track an office's work product, files, and other documents.

  • Document Bank feature stores information on documents that have historical value, whether or not they are case-related. The system can also interface with complementary packages, such as word processing, document management, imaging, and document assembly software.
  • Records Management capability of MODULAW records information about physical files, including their contents and movement throughout an office. The system can also flag files for storage.

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