COVID-19 Resources

Our hearts continue to go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are with those who are sick as they work to recover, and we’re inspired by healthcare workers around the world who are on the front lines working tirelessly to care for people in need.

Meanwhile, the Lex Machina team is tracking and analyzing the impacts of COVID-19 on litigation. We have created several tools for practitioners to better understand how the pandemic is impacting case filings and court activity. Read about each tool below:

COVID-19 Impact Analyzer App

The COVID-19 Impact Analyzer app highlights key metrics of the federal district court system that have been impacted by the pandemic. It allows you to understand weekly changes in new case filings, Findings (i.e., court-enforceable determinations), and complaints that mention COVID-19 or related terms.

Lex Machina users can check out the new app.

Additionally, in support of our public interest mission, we’ve made this app accessible to the general public. Feel free to share this link:

COVID-19 Impact Analyzer App
COVID-19 case tag

The COVID-19 Case Tag

Lex Machina created a case tag that allows users to view and analyze cases with claims that are directly caused by, or are significantly impacted by, the coronavirus health crisis or related societal changes. The Lex Machina team of legal experts reviewed cases with complaints mentioning COVID-19 keywords and verified whether the case was filed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

This allows users to track cases in their practice area or district that are filed as a direct result of COVID-19. For example, practitioners can easily track contracts cases to find out if a judge rules on a force majeure clause.

Lex Machina users can view the tag here.

Blog Posts Analyzing Trends Related to COVID-19

Lex Machina’s team of legal data experts has been offering updates with commentary and analysis on various aspects of the pandemic. These posts include analysis of case filing trends, practice-area-specific insights, and a data-driven approach to evaluating court activity during the pandemic.

To view Lex Machina’s blog posts related to COVID-19, click here.

COVID-19 blog resources

The Business Interruption Case Tag

Insurance cases are a particular area of interest as many businesses are waiting to see if losses due to COVID-19 shutdowns are covered. Lex Machina developed a Business Interruption case tag so that users can review cases with a claim to recover lost income or extra expenses incurred in the event that business is interrupted due to loss or damage to the property.

Lex Machina users can view the tag here.