Contingency Fees

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What is a Contingency Fee?

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

What Your Financial Statements Tell your Lender about Your Firm

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

Attorney Loan Myths, Facts and Misconceptions You Should Know

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

When Inverse Condemnation and Eminent Domain Overlap: Owners Beware of Attorney Contingency Fee Arrangements

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

Litigation funders in Australia - tighter regulations on the horizon?

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 Elephant in the Room: Contingency Fees and the Future Of Coupon Settlements After In re HP Inkjet Printer Litigation

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

"European Commission Issues Proposals on Private Antitrust Damage Actions and Collective Actions"

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

An American Export: Contingency Fees Adopted in the U.K.

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

When Law Firms Dissolve: Dividing Up The Proceeds From Contingent Fee Cases

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

Income Tax Reduction and Deferral Strategies for Trial Attorney Contingency Fee Income: Part 1—Structured Settlement Annuities...

Originally published in ABA Section of Taxation NewsQuarterly in the Summer of 2012. Overview - Structured settlement annuities (SSA) have been recognized by federal law since 1983. The original use of these...more

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