September 21, 2016
For plaintiffs, the growing costs of e-discovery can cramp their attempt to gather evidence and ultimately endanger their ability to pursue worthwhile litigation.
September 14, 2016
Bentham IMF works with law firms to create litigation portfolios that allow firms to finance several clients’ cases at once.
September 13, 2016
In this week's blog on Prism Legal, Bentham's Dave Kerstein discusses the evolution of the litigation finance industry in the U.S. and discusses why law firms increasingly look to funding as a means to reduce risk.
September 07, 2016
Scorched earth tactics tend to occur in cases where a smaller business sues a larger, deep-pocketed defendant.
August 31, 2016
In the second of this two-part series in The State Bar of California's 'Big News for Solo and Small Firms,' L.A. Investment Manager David Gallagher discusses common ethical issues raised by practitioners over the use of litigation funding.
August 31, 2016
With corporate legal departments facing financial constraints, litigation funders like Bentham IMF are emerging as vital partners for companies looking to recover assets and protect their rights in the marketplace.
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.
August 24, 2016
Litigation funding can benefit businesses of all sizes, but small and medium sized companies can find particular value in using financing for their cases.
August 17, 2016
While each funder uses a unique set of criteria to assess the potential value of investing in a case, lawyers are likely to find similarities in the factors taken into consideration.
August 10, 2016
When lawyers become comfortable with explaining the intricacies of litigation funding, they become better counselors to their clients because they are able to present a broader array of options for financing a case.
August 03, 2016
Bentham has developed a brief list of questions that lawyers can utilize to determine whether litigation funding can help them increase their client wallet share.
July 25, 2016
While law firms have traditionally taken bank loans or used their own partner equity to cover expansion costs, litigation finance presents an appealing new option for a number of reasons.
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 11, 2016
The Los Angeles Times discussed Bentham IMF's commitment to fund UC Irvine's new Civil Justice Research Institute in a recent article.
July 07, 2016
Litigation funding for individual cases and law firm portfolios not only “enhances” attorney effort, but often makes that effort possible.
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 29, 2016
In recent weeks, large law firms have announced significant increases in associate salaries. Not surprisingly, many clients are voicing concerns over any potential rises in billable rates as firms try to pass those costs onto clients. Long before the announcements, firms were already dealing with increasing pressure from clients shifting work in-house and asking for reduced rates, discounts, and alternative fee arrangements. As Allison Chock and Matt Harrison (the heads of our Los Angeles and San Francisco offices respectively) explain in our Q&A below, litigation funding provides a great way to address these issues and also create new value for clients.
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”).]