October 26, 2016
The latest issue of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International Arbitration Report focuses on recent changes to the rules surrounding third-party funding in international arbitration.
October 11, 2016
Though the ancient doctrine of champerty is on the decline, it’s still used in some jurisdictions to invalidate funding agreements.
October 04, 2016
Bentham's Matthew Harrison participates in a panel discussion focused on the “Financial Aspects of Intellectual Property Litigation.”
September 29, 2016
The results of Norton Rose Fulbright's 2016 Litigation Trends Annual Survey are in and show a rising trend in the use of Alternative Fee Arrangements.
August 26, 2016
Bentham’s Ralph Sutton and Julia Gewolb weigh in on the implications of Judge Illston’s decision in Gbarabe v. Chevron Corp., No. 14-cv-00173, 2016 WL 4154849 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 5, 2016) to compel a class action plaintiff to produce his confidential litigation funding agreement to the defendant.
July 18, 2016
The Los Angeles Business Journal reports on the rise of the litigation funding industry in the United States.
July 13, 2016
Whistleblower claims have been one of the few areas of litigation on the rise. With the clarifications in the recent Supreme Court decision in Universal Health Services v. Escobar, these claims are likely to continue to grow.
July 06, 2016
As the litigation finance industry continues its growth and expansion within the marketplace, so does the body of case law discussing whether communications made between a claimant and a funder are privileged.
June 30, 2016
In conclusion to this 4-part series, we look at how recent decisions protecting claimant-funder communications and work product indicate the judiciary’s growing acceptance of litigation funding.
June 28, 2016
In Part 3 of this 4-part series, we will look at the Florida Bankruptcy Court’s analysis and application of the Work Product Doctrine to a document production request in In re International Trading Company, LLC (“IOTC”).]
June 16, 2016
In Part 2 of this 4-part series, we will discuss the Court’s analysis and application of the agency exception to the attorney-client privilege.
June 14, 2016
As the litigation finance industry continues its growth and expansion within the marketplace, so does the body of case law discussing whether communications made between a claimant and a funder are privileged. While there is a slight variance in how different jurisdictions apply the privilege doctrines and exceptions thereto, the overwhelming majority of case law has developed in favor of finding that certain communications made to a litigation funder are indeed protected from discovery. In Part 1 of this 4-part series, we will discuss the Court’s analysis and application of the common interest exception to the attorney-client privilege.
June 08, 2016
Peter Thiel's funding of Hulk Hogan's suit against Gawker differs from traditional commercial litigation funding in a number of ways. Bentham explains.
May 11, 2016
As demand for Alternative Fee Arrangements grow in popularity, learn how litigation finance works as a tool to help spread the costs and risks associated with your legal expenses.
April 06, 2016
Read below about how an insolvent company, Crystallex, used litigation funding to pursue a claim and realize significant value for its creditors.
April 04, 2016
Jim Batson, Senior Investment Manager in Bentham's New York office, gave a guest lecture at Florida State University, College of Law on Monday, April 4, 2016 about his involvement and experience in the seminal e-discovery case of Zubulake v. UBS Warburg.