Litigation Funding. Litigation Industry

Litigation funding for international arbitration takes center stage on June 25  for a New York State Bar Association seminar at Fordham law School.  Registration is here. As always, Selvyn Seidel is one of the speakers, and the fee is very modest at $ 75.

The agenda is pasted below:

Themes and Objectives

A commercial claim

This past Sunday’s NYT  brought this latest article in a series on litigation funding. The story, in short, covers the the high price of  some forms of litigation funding, and provides some information about states regulating the process. 

 One hopes that future articles will touch on related subjects not mentioned in the article. For example, whether the price will come

Yesterday’s Sunday NYT included this front page article by Binyamin Appelbaum. The article  presents the latest chapter in an ongoing series on litigation funding. This article focuses on litigation funding in divorce cases.

A sidebar note explains:

"Articles in this series — which is a collaboration between the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit journalism group in

Here is the first article in a promised series on litigation funding. A note at the end of the article states:

 "This project was initiated by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization in Washington. It is based on reporting by Ben Hallman of the center and Binyamin Appelbaum of The Times, and

It’s not quite the rock star niche Dr. Hook described when he sang about the status achieved from appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, but litigation funders Selvyn Seidel and Rick Fields did make the cover of American Lawyers’ supplement magazine, Litigation 2010.  The related article is titled “London Calling,” a

 New York Times ran this interesting article by David Kocienewski on litigation funders moving towards buying interests in IRS whistle blower cases. One litigation funder sees this as a growing market. 

"David Desser, whose capital management firm specializes in litigation finance, said the market was likely to expand once the I.R.S. awarded its first whistle-blower

Courtesy of a friend in Australia, note this  Sydney Morning Herald article  by Adele Ferguson and Michael West on huge new billion dollar class actions against banks in Australia. The class actions arise from excessive bank fees. Litigation  funder IMF Australia, mentioned yesterday in this post,  is once again said to be squarely behind the litigation