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Alternative Litigation Funding: Ethics on Loan

Though long popular overseas, alternative litigation funding (ALF) has now caught on in the United States; third-party lawsuit investments are currently estimated to exceed $1 billion. [1] ALF suppliers clearly fill a niche that lawyers in the United States have not, largely because of ethical restraints...

Alternative Litigation Funding: Ethics on Loan Part Two

In this and part one of this series, we are looking at the structure of Alternative Litigation Financing (ALF) in the United States today, and some of the ethical issues that it raises. Because the recipients, amount, and structure of ALF vary between each group, the legal and ethical issues vary...

Alternative Litigation Funding: Ethics on Loan Part Three

In this short blog series , we are looking at the structure of Alternative Litigation Financing (ALF) in the United States today, and some of the ethical issues that it raises. In the previous two posts we have discussed the current structure of ALF and some of the problems. To limit ALF's possible...