Litigation Funding Arrangements And The 'Loser Pays' Model

Among the reasons frequently cited for the higher incidence of litigation in the United States compared to the rest of the world is the acceptability of contingent fees for plaintiffs' counsel and general rules that each party to a lawsuit in the U.S. bears its own costs. Many other countries have...

Litigation Funding On The Rise In The United States, Abroad

In last week's Advisen webinar on 2012 D&O claims trends, one of the audience questions related to the growth and relevance of litigation funding in the U.S. In responding to the question I noted, among other things, the rise of litigation funding outside the U.S., particularly in Australia and...

The Economist Says Litigation Funders Posting 'Fat Returns'

Third-party litigation funding's moment may already be here, as I have previously noted . But just the same, it is a little surprising to find stories about litigation funding at virtually every turn, with stories over the weekend appearing, for example, in The Economist and in the Wall Street Journal...