Litigation funding is an business that has led to legal questions. A commentary in a recent Above The Law article also raises ethical questions, such as whether litigation funding will lead to a proliferation of meritless claims, and whether “litigation funders exert too much influence over the cases they back, including decisions about whether to take a given settlement?”
(At least according to anecdotal evidence, this issue is rearing its head frequently.)
These include some potentially important questions, some of which relate to the rationales for long-standing principles of law that have to do with litigation funding.
The article, 5 Ethical Issues With Litigation Finance, is available here.