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A lawsuit as an investment?

In recent years, investors have started buying shares in other people’s litigation proceedings. Are they warping the legal system in the process? Source: Should You Be Allowed to Invest in a Lawsuit? – The New York Times An interesting idea … Continue reading

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When lawyers fight with each other over fee sharing

Split Panel Upholds Ruling in Fee-Sharing Dispute Ben Bedell, New York Law Journal May 22, 2015    A Manhattan appeals court narrowly upheld claims by two lawyers against a third in a fee-sharing dispute, ruling the pair was entitled to … Continue reading

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What a contingency case means to a lawyer

Also from Wil Hylton’s “A Bug In The System” (The New Yorker, February 2, 2015): When [Bill] Marler’s litigation becomes complicated and protracted, his firm can go months without generating income. Marler routinely lends money to the firm to keep … Continue reading

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