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New York, NY, August 01, 2018 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ken Epstein, Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Bentham IMF will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Restructuring and Bankruptcy: Latest Trends and Developments Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for August 6, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET). For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/restructuring-and-bankruptcy/…
Irish Supreme Court Urges Politicians to Address Rising Litigation Costs “The cost of litigation is forever increasing beyond the means of more and more people,” said Chief Justice Frank Clarke of the Irish Supreme Court. Ireland is one of the only jurisdictions to outlaw third party litigation funding on the basis that it violates age-old doctrines of champerty and maintenance. But that could soon change, as Irish Courts are compelling politicians to address prohibitive litigation costs…
Canada Debates Mandating Plaintiffs Attorneys to Inform Clients About ATE Insurance Thanks the prohibitive cost of litigation, after-the-event (ATE) insurance is growing in popularity in Canada. Such insurance protects plaintiffs from having to pay a full cost award if they lose their case. In the UK, attorneys are compelled to let their clients know such insurance exists, and what their options are for purchasing it, otherwise they risk running afoul of negligence laws. Canada is…
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LexShares, the commercial litigation finance firm, has announced further expansion of its operations with the addition of Mr. Allen Yancy. Mr. Yancy, formerly of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, joins LexShares as a Senior Underwriter, supporting the firm’s rapidly growing deal flow. Leveraging the Diamond Mine, LexShares’ proprietary technology origination platform, the firm has sourced 436 qualified case investment opportunities in the first half of 2018, with an aggregate funding amount of…
Calunius Capital Funds UK Truck Owners’ £14 Billion Anti-Competition Claim Litigation funder Calunius Capital is financing a £14B claim against several truck makers in the wake of revelations that the group formed an illegal cartel aimed at price fixing and anti-competitive behavior. Please log in to read full articleLog In Register About View all posts by Share this: Related…
Litigation Funding in Insolvency Disputes on the Rise in Canada The recent Bluberi case in Quebec highlights the increased use of litigation funding in insolvency disputes in Canada. While popular in the insolvency sector worldwide, the trend is growing in Canada particularly as insolvent companies seek to monetize what in some cases are the only assets they have left – lawsuits. Please log in to read full articleLog In Register About View
Burford Hires Latham & Watkins Partner As Managing Director Burford Capital – the world’s largest litigation funder – has hired Latham & Watkins senior partner G. Andrew “Andy” Lundberg. Lundberg recently retired from Latham, where he served as chairman of the firm’s Los Angeles litigation and trial department, and co-chairman of its insurance coverage litigation practice. Please log in to read full articleLog In Register About View all posts by Share this:…
“Litigation Funding Being Finalized” in Unlockd’s Battle with Google Unlockd founder Matt Berriman has fired a warning shot against Google, which he accuses of “bleeding a small company out” in “a strategy to squash competition.” The now-defunct ad-tech company has been in talks with several litigation funders, and according to Berriman, a deal is currently being finalized which would allow Unlockd to sue Google for anti-competitive behavior. Please log in to read full articleLog In
CHICAGO, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Keller Lenkner LLC (“Keller Lenkner”) announced that a class action has been commenced by an institutional investor on behalf of purchasers of AbbVie Inc. (“AbbVie” or the “Company”) (NYSE:ABBV) securities on May 30, 2018 (the “Class Period”).  The action was filed in the Northern District of Illinois and is captioned Walleye Trading LLC v. AbbVie Inc., et al., No. 1:18-cv-05114. The complaint charges that AbbVie and one of its officers violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934…