You were seriously injured in a car accident in the San Fernando Valley and as a result, you have decided to meet with a few lawyers. They've told you that they will take your case on a contingency basis, which sounds good,...more
For personal injury attorneys working on contingency, securing a loan to finance case/trial costs and working capital is a great alternative when compared to partners using their own capital to fund the firm and their cases....more
The Law Firm Lending division at Case Funding handles plenty of unique considerations when discussing loan options with attorney clients; but there are some standard concerns we run across daily that are likely shared by the...more
While shopping, an item on an upper shelf catches your attention. You step up, but as you do, you slip on liquid you had not seen on the floor. You take a serious fall and break your arm. ...more
In a notable departure from other tort-reform movements in the country, one state may soon permit medical malpractice lawsuit plaintiffs to recover significantly more noneconomic damages in negligence cases and other...more
Property owners are routinely hiring attorneys well in advance of a public agency's filing of an eminent domain action. Many times, the representation begins before it is even certain whether the agency will actually move...more
To date, litigation funders in Australia have been subject only to "light touch" external regulation. However, there are increasing calls to see greater scrutiny applied to these funds.
On issue which might prove a...more
The Ninth Circuit’s May 15 ruling in In re HP Inkjet Printer Litigation could significantly limit the use of coupons in settlements, attorneys Michael Mallow and Livia Kiser say in this BNA Insight. The authors discuss the...more
On June 11, 2013, the European Commission (Commission) issued a widely anticipated series of proposals designed to advance private antitrust damage and collective actions in Europe. To accomplish this, the Commission issued...more
It has taken nearly 20 years for the United Kingdom to move from a time when it was unlawful (or champertous) for a lawyer to share in the fruits of litigation, to the introduction of U.S.-style contingency fee arrangements. ...more
The Court of Appeals in February 2011 ordered Judge Jolly to dissolve Mitchell, Brewer, Richardson, Adams, Burge & Boughman, a law firm organized as a member-managed professional limited liability company. The dissolution was...more
Most personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. It takes many hours to investigate a case, negotiate terms and come to an agreement. In addition, expert testimony can be extremely expensive. A...more
Originally published in ABA Section of Taxation NewsQuarterly in the Summer of 2012.
Structured settlement annuities (SSA) have been recognized by federal law since 1983. The original use of these...more
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