March 01, 2017
The UK recently determined there was no need to introduce statutory regulations on litigation funders as it found its current voluntary system was sufficient. Similarly, the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Northern District of California considered revising LR 3-15 to require automatic disclosure of funders, but instead, streamlined disclosure to proposed class action lawsuits only.
February 15, 2017
Funding can bridge the gap with a hybrid approach that helps a company reduce its litigation outlay while allowing a firm to take a more measured risk.
February 08, 2017
Partnering with a funder can also provide a litigation trust with greater confidence about the viability of its claims.
February 01, 2017
Outside counsel who integrate litigation funding into their pitches demonstrate a true understanding of the risks and costs of litigation and a cost-effective plan for remedying the legal challenges their clients face.
January 26, 2017
Vaughn Walker, retired Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and a member of Bentham’s Investment Committee, sat with ALM’s Ben Hancock for a podcast interview where he took industry critics to task as well as discussed the benefits of litigation finance.
January 12, 2017
Bentham IMF’s New York Investment Managers and Legal Counsel, Dave Kerstein and Jim Batson explain how Bentham structures its financing deals to enable risk sharing while delivering simplicity, fairness, and transparency.
January 04, 2017
Supporting whistleblowers and their lawyers in cases exposing fraud committed against the government is a priority for Bentham IMF.
January 03, 2017
Law360 published an expert analysis column written by Bentham IMF’s Chief Investment Officer, Ralph J. Sutton, which sets forth several predictions about major commercial litigation funding trends to watch in the new year.
December 28, 2016
Every century or so, the legal industry evolves to help parties deal with the ever-increasing costs of litigation.
December 21, 2016
Law.com published an article written by Bentham IMF Legal Counsel, John Harabedian, regarding the assortment of notable legal decisions relating to litigation funding that were handed down in 2016.
December 14, 2016
Litigation funding may provide an effective alternative to selling receivables for law firms looking to quickly improve cash flow, enhance profitability, and preserve future revenue.
December 07, 2016
Law firm portfolio funding is a form of litigation finance involving a third-party investment in several cases on which the same law firm has been engaged on a contingency basis.
November 30, 2016
Litigation finance is an important tool that can help debtors and trustees improve recoveries for their stakeholders. Here's how.
November 22, 2016
Bentham must consider a host of important financial and economic factors when considering whether to fund a case.
November 09, 2016
Litigation funding is rising in Asia, giving law firms and their clients new opportunities to pursue strong claims in a wide variety of cases.
November 02, 2016
Firms that are experiencing a slowdown may find value in litigation funding as a means of taking on high-risk cases.
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 20, 2016
Litigation funding provides in-house counsel with the ability to pursue claims while overcoming the objections they typically hear from their financial team.
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 05, 2016
There are ethical rules funders and lawyers must be mindful of that prevent a third party from directly influencing case strategy.