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Federal Court Decides That Litigation Funders Can ‘Stay In The Shadows’

January 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Litigation Funding   |   Comments Off on Federal Court Decides That Litigation Funders Can ‘Stay In The Shadows’

Litigation funding companies “can continue their work almost entirely in secret” in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, which this week “rejected a proposed rule change that would have required attorneys to disclose when their cases receive backing from third parties,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported yesterday. The court had considered […]

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Litigation Funding Arrangement Gave Company Too Much Control, Violated North Carolina’s Public Policy Against Champerty, Says Court

January 26, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Litigation Funding   |   Comments Off on Litigation Funding Arrangement Gave Company Too Much Control, Violated North Carolina’s Public Policy Against Champerty, Says Court

A federal court judge last week refused to approve a litigation financing arrangement because it was champertous. The court in In Re DesignLine Corp., Case No. 13-31943/Case No. 13-91944, 2017 Bankr. LEXIS 182 (Bankr. W.D.N.C. Jan. 20, 2017), said that a bankruptcy trustee’s arrangement with a litigation funding company violated North Carolina’s public policy against […]

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Investment in Viatical Deal Leads to Lawsuit Lifespans Last Longer Than Expected

January 26, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Life Settlements   |   Comments Off on Investment in Viatical Deal Leads to Lawsuit Lifespans Last Longer Than Expected

A dispute over an investment in viaticals will be litigated in New York, rather than California, a federal court decided last week. And in deciding to transfer the matter to the federal court for the Southern District of New York, the court in Amberger v. Legacy Capital Corp., Case No. 16-cv-05622-JSC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8392 […]

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One of Two Counts Survive Motion to Dismiss by Finance Company, in Litigation Over Invalidated Structured Settlement Factoring Transfer

January 14, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Structured Settlements   |   Comments Off on One of Two Counts Survive Motion to Dismiss by Finance Company, in Litigation Over Invalidated Structured Settlement Factoring Transfer

In November, a federal court pointed out that “[a]s a caution to those investing in these [structured settlement factoring transactions], a court can later vacate the sale of the . . . payments when the underlying plaintiff selling his . . . payments lacked authority to sell . . . leaving the eventual investors without the […]

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Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Count in Life Settlements Scam, Say Reports

January 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Life Settlements   |   Comments Off on Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Count in Life Settlements Scam, Say Reports

A Connecticut lawyer has pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges arising from a life settlements scam, according to news reports based on information from the U.S. attorney’s office. The criminal investigation was focused on a scam whereby the lawyer and others offered senior citizens the promise of free life insurance for two years, after which the policies would be […]

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