LexShares Aims to Revolutionize Litigation Finance Business

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By Moe Cain Published: 22 April 2015 A new website, LexShares.com, gives investors access to a new class of assets: potentially lucrative commercial lawsuits. Media reports in outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Newsweek and Forbes described the new venture as a crowdfunding platform meant to help level the field for plaintiffs suing better-funded…

RISK-RETURN PROFILES IN ALTERNATIVE LITIGATION FINANCE INVESTMENTS

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By Richard A. Blunk Published: 9 October 2014 Alternative litigation finance (ALF) has received substantial press recently, highlighting instances in which the financier has received an astonishing return. However, ALF investment is not a “one-size-fits-all” proposition. There are various types of ALF transactions that can provide investors with a range of options in line with…

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,…

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…