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The Problem of Discovery about Litigation Funding Arrangements

As litigation funding becomes more prevalent, it is subject to increasing scrutiny, including in discovery in cases where one of the litigants receives funding from a third party. When a litigant does obtain litigation funding, that party’s attorney must take…
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Federal District Court Rules That Communications with Third-Party Litigation Funders Can Be Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege

A recent federal district court decision extends a powerful protection to communications between a third-party litigation funding company and the attorneys for the litigant who receives funding.  The attorney-client privilege protects communications between lawyers and their clients, preventing any opposing…
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