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Menlo Park, CA — Today, Lex Machina and LexisNexis release their False Claims Litigation Report, which covers False Claims litigation trends in federal district court. False Claims litigation includes cases in federal district court in which the federal or state government, or a relator on behalf of the government, alleged a violation of the False Claims Act or an equivalent false claims state statute that imposes civil liability on persons and companies who defrauded government programs. The report focuses on the five-year period of 2016 to 2020 and surveys emerging trends in case filings (including Qui Tam and Healthcare case filings), timing, damages, and findings.
"This practice area is as important as it is complex, and the report reflects this through the fascinating case trends and insights we uncovered through our Legal Analytics,” said Ellen Chen, Legal Data Analyst and False Claims practice area lead at Lex Machina. “It’s particularly interesting that the complexity of this area of law has had ripple effects that can be seen in the analytics regarding case timing, most active districts, and most active law firms.”
The report provides statistical information about how case complexity affects this practice area. For example, cases take much longer to reach milestones such as summary judgment and trial than other practice areas. Attorneys in this practice area often litigate in many jurisdictions, given their specialization in this area. Additionally, filing trends in specific jurisdictions and types of cases illustrate the willingness and ability of government entities to enforce False Claims statutes.
Further findings from the report include:
Lex Machina’s reports and software enable practitioners to devise data-driven litigation strategies. The metrics in this report may help readers decide who to pursue as clients, whether to pursue a particular motion, or when to settle. This research supplements traditional legal research and anecdotal data for a competitive edge in litigation.
View an infographic representation of the report here: https://lexmachina.com/resources/infographic-false-claims-report/.
Register here for a copy of the report: https://pages.lexmachina.com/2021-False-Claims-Report_LP.html.
False Claims Act Litigation Report Webcast Lex Machina hosted a webcast to discuss the report on October 28, 2021 at noon ET/9am PT with Brenna Jenny (Partner at Sidley), Laurence Freedman (Partner at Mintz), and Ellen Chen (author of the report and Legal Data Expert at Lex Machina), with moderator Neil Magenheim (Director of Client Relations at Lex Machina). View a recording: https://pages.lexmachina.com/2021-False-Claims-Report-Webcast_LP.html.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 160 countries with 10,400 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.
About Lex Machina Lex Machina fundamentally changes how companies and law firms compete in the business and practice of law. The company provides strategic insights on judges, lawyers, law firms, parties, and other critical information across 17 federal practice areas and a rapidly growing number of state courts. Lex Machina allows law firms and companies to predict the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce, enabling them to win cases and close business.
Lex Machina was named “2021 Legal Technology Trailblazer” (National Law Journal Trailblazer Awards, 2021), Winner of the “Media Excellence” Award for Analytics/Big Data (13th Annual Media Excellence Award, 2021), “Best Decision Management Solution” (AI Breakthrough Awards, 2019), and “Disruptor of the Year” (Changing Lawyer Awards, 2019). Based in Silicon Valley, Lex Machina is part of LexisNexis, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics. For more information, please visit www.lexmachina.com.
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