The Lex Machina team is excited to launch Legal Analytics for litigation involving False Claims (the “False Claims Module”). False Claims litigation centers on the allegations of fraud against the government by a person or company. It is a key area of law in which transparency and understanding are crucial.

This expanded case set includes cases in which the federal or state government, or a relator on behalf of the government, alleges a violation of the False Claims Act or an equivalent false claims state statute (the “False Claims”). Consisting of approximately 8,000 cases, the new False Claims Module gives practitioners critical insights on judges, courts, law firms, attorneys, and parties involved in FCA litigation.

The False Claims Module incorporates notable features such as filters for cases involving healthcare, government contracts, qui tam, and USA-filed cases (i.e., cases in which the Department of Justice initiated the lawsuit and no private party relator was involved). It also incorporates an extensive collection of practice-area specific damages and findings. The inclusion of these unique parameters enables users to find the most relevant information and analytics quickly and easily.

With our new False Claims Module, you can quickly and efficiently discover insights such as:

  • The total amount of False Claims damages awarded, excluding attorneys’ fees, was $4 billion
  • The District Court for the District of Columbia had the highest number of Government Contract cases filed
  • Top defendants in Healthcare cases include Johnson & Johnson, McKesson Corporation, and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • The median time to termination was 620 days

Lex Machina allows users to filter by the following information in order to find the most relevant cases:

Actual Damages, Treble Damages, Civil Penalty, Restitution, Relator Share, Settled Claim Damages.

False Claim Violations: False / Fraudulent Claim Liability, False Statement Liability, False Certification Liability, Reverse False Claim Liability, Anti-Kickback / Self-Dealing Liability, State False Claim Liability, Common Law Tort Liability, Contract / Unjust Enrichment Liability

False Claim Defense Findings: No Rule 9(b) Particularity, No FCA Liability: Causation, No FCA Liability: Falsity, No FCA Liability: Knowledge, No FCA Liability: Materiality

Procedural Defense Findings: Public Disclosure Bar / First-to-File Bar, Time-Barred Defense

Granted and Denied Permanent Injunction, Preliminary Injunction, and Temporary Restraining Order


Depending on your subscription, users can access the False Claims Module data now.

To learn more, contact our sales team.