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Is Litigation Finance Really Such a Contradiction to Established Norms? — Part 2

Those who advocate using economic theory to analyze law argue that economic efficiency is a test for determining when a legal rule makes sense.  Under this analysis, rules that would expressly or effectively prohibit third-party litigation finance do not make…
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Is Litigation Finance Really Such a Contradiction to Established Norms?

Because a third-party litigation financer gains an economic interest in the legal claim belonging to another, the financing transaction can resemble the assignment of a claim. As a general rule, American jurisdictions impose strict rules that limit the ability of…
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Litigation Finance in Family Law

In the United States (and many other countries), divorce lawyers may not receive a contingent fee.  There are powerful reasons for this prohibition.  Significant sums of money may be allocated between the spouses in a divorce judgment or settlement.  If…
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How Litigation Finance Can Help Lawyers and Law Firms

Discussions of the benefits of litigation finance usually focus on why funding from third parties can help clients, but there are significant benefits to lawyers and law firms as well.  At first glance, a lawyer may feel reluctant to work…
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