June 03, 2020
Breaking news: The sun has set on champerty in Minnesota as the state’s Supreme Court abolishes the age-old doctrine.
May 05, 2020
We are pleased to announce top recognition by Leaders League in the “Litigation Funders” category, with rankings of ‘leading’ in the fields of litigation and arbitration in the United States and Europe as well as for ‘excellence’ in litigation and arbitration in the UK.
February 26, 2020
Decision Alert: The Supreme Court of Canada affirms a debtor’s litigation finance agreement with Bentham Canada. We discuss what this could mean for U.S. insolvency practitioners.
November 26, 2019
Bentham IMF brings several advantages to the table when it comes to litigation finance: its status as one of the world’s most experienced legal funders, its record of investment success, and its global reach, among others. Less well known, perhaps, is another core strength: the company’s gender diversity.
March 13, 2019
Investment treaty arbitration filings continued their growth in 2018. As more parties seek to file meritorious claims, demand for third-party funding for these arbitration claims will also continue to rise
January 30, 2019
Justice Brett Kavanaugh made headlines earlier this month when he issued his first majority opinion for the United States Supreme Court. The opinion resolved a circuit split over whether the Federal Arbitration Act permits a court to decline to enforce arbitration agreements that delegate arbitrability questions to an arbitrator.
January 16, 2019
Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied as irrelevant defendant Micron Technology’s demand that plaintiff MLC Intellectual Property disclose the identity of the source of any third-party funding in MLC’s patent infringement lawsuit.
November 08, 2018
Recent proposed changes to the rules governing investment treaty arbitrations demonstrate the growing use and evolution of third party funding in international arbitration.
October 17, 2018
Recently released statistics show a rapid rise in the number of trade secret cases filed in the United States. It is a trend we are seeing play out at Bentham IMF, as well as with litigants increasingly seeking opportunities to employ litigation funding to finance their claims.
September 24, 2018
A balanced life is the best life. Legal Counsel at Bentham enjoy the opportunity to hone their legal analysis and business skills in an environment conducive to work-life balance.
September 11, 2018
Bentham IMF opines on the recent New York City Bar Association Ethics Committee opinion on litigation funding.
July 25, 2018
For emerging companies in innovation hotspots, enforcing legal rights against competitors or other wrongdoers has traditionally been viewed as an unduly expensive and time-consuming endeavor and a drain on investor value.
July 11, 2018
The litigation finance market in South America is heating up as we’ve seen an uptick in the number of litigants with cases in the region inquiring about funding opportunities.
June 19, 2018
Another decision supports recent finding that litigants attempting to force disclosure of an opposing party’s litigation financing documents are “overwhelmingly unsuccessful.”
June 07, 2018
A new study by Tennessee-based litigation funding broker Westfleet Advisors has found that litigants attempting to force disclosure of an opposing party’s litigation financing documents are overwhelmingly unsuccessful.
May 23, 2018
A recent survey by Law 360 shows that 49 percent of responding attorneys that used a funder to finance their litigation did so in IP cases.
May 21, 2018
Chambers and Partners has selected Bentham IMF as one of only two “Band One” litigation funding companies in the United States. We are honored by the feedback that our clients and friends shared with the publication about their experiences working with us.
May 14, 2018
Bentham IMF opines on The Litigation Funding Transparency Act of 2018, which would require disclosure of litigation funding arrangements in any federal class action and any federal claim that is aggregated into a federal multi-district litigation (MDL) proceeding.
March 07, 2018
A Pennsylvania federal court confirms what a majority of courts have already held – that funder communications are protected by the work product doctrine.
February 21, 2018
ABA Model Rule 5.4 prohibits lawyers from sharing legal fees with non-lawyers except under limited circumstances like including non-lawyer employees in compensation or retirement plans.