Trend Updates and Decision Analyses

Litigation funding is one of the most significant innovations to develop within the legal industry in the last century. As it gains increasing acceptance throughout the United States, it’s important for lawyers to understand how courts are addressing questions about the way that funders interact with law firms and clients. Learn more below about decisions relevant to our industry and the trends that we’re seeing emerge in litigation finance.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. We urge claimholders to get advice from their lawyers on litigation funding.
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
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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.