Through a number of different perspectives this article touches on the growing acceptance and availability of funding in the commercial U.S. litigation funding market and the more opaque pre-settlement plaintiff funding market.
Legalist added $10,000,000 to their coffers to fund small business lawsuits using a proprietary algorithm. This process assesses multiple case factors to identify potential investments.
New Mexico Educational Retirement Board is making moves into atypical, for now, investment alternatives, including litigation finance
Andrew Daughtey and Jennifer Reinganum, professors of economics at Vanderbilt, confront the policy concern emerging in plaintiff legal funding regarding pre-settlement plaintiff advances and how they undermine settlement.
This 23-page paper, which covers topics like settlement bargaining and optimal funding dynamics in addition to the effect of information asymmetry on bargaining between plaintiff-funder and plaintiff-defendant, is well worth the read.
This podcast (Unprecendented) includes an interview with Managing Director of Burford, Travis Lenkner. Lenkner touches on several important funding themes, such as the effects of money flowing into the legal system, why the commercial industry is growing and what he thinks will happen once funding is commonplace.
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