Tennessee Curbs Consumer Litigation Funders – Will Other States Follow?

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By Moe Cain Published: 11 August 2014 Tennessee’s legislature became the first in the nation to adopt a highly detailed legislative scheme, in the name of protecting consumers in consumer litigation finance agreements, with the passage of the “Tennessee Litigation Financing Consumer Protection Act,” which took effect July 1. As the new law’s title suggests,…

Legal Aid Reforms in the UK – The Outcome Six Months on

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By David Williamson Published: 11 November 2013 It has now been a little over six months since the British government enacted a bill to reduce the budget for Legal Aid across England and Wales. What at first seemed a rather sensible option to reduce the numbers of unnecessary (and taxing) court-cases on the rise across…

Investing in Justice: A New Book About Lawsuit Funding by Max Volsky

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Alternative assets have become popular in recent years, mainly because they offer superior returns and are uncorrelated to traditional markets. Legal finance – also called lawsuit funding, lawsuit loans, pre-settlement funding, tort advances, plaintiff advances, litigation finance, litigation financing, litigation funding or dispute finance – refers to investments in lawsuits. The Legal Finance Journal is…

How to Make your Legal Finance Blog Congruent

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By Audrey M. Jones Published: 27 September 2012 A common difficulty legal finance companies face with blogs is making them congruent with their business and their reader’s needs. The term “congruent,” most likely, evokes the days of high school geometry classes and discussions of triangle sizes. Although many legal financiers want to forget those geometry…