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.
February 16, 2018
Litigation funders could be the new co-investors of choice for PE firms.
February 05, 2018
Public policy cited as the basis of a Grand Court decision permitting the use of litigation funding in Grand Cayman.
January 24, 2018
The year ahead for those who rely upon the class action process to access the justice system may be a rocky one.
January 11, 2018
The proliferation of litigation funding in recent years has caused some to question whether it should be allowed. However, the reality is that California courts settled that question more than 25 years ago.