Slater & Gordon the law firm representing more than 50,000 UK car owners has accused the car giant of insulting consumers’ intelligence by refusing to admit wrongdoing in the alleged emissions cheating scandal. In papers filed at the High Court on Friday the 6th of July, Volkswagen denied it had deceived consumers by designing and … Continue reading Papers Filed in VW Emissions Battle – Backed by Co-Financing Deal
Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has raised £150M to add to its litigation war-chest. It is understood that the cash has come from a single blue chip investor. Augusta was established in 2014 and has so far committed £98m in funding to 162 cases. Until now, it has mainly targeted small to medium sized cases, primarily with … Continue reading Augusta Ventures Litigation Funder Raises £150M
“We’re entering a new wave of funding” stated Ralph Sutton. Ralph was formerly the chief investment officer at Bentham IMF. On Tuesday the 26th of June Ralph announced the formation of Validity Finance to provide businesses, law firms and individuals with non-recourse funding for a wide variety of commercial litigation. “We’re entering a new wave … Continue reading Validity Finance – Launched by Industry Pioneer Ralph Sutton
The case was commenced by all Pet Valu franchisees alleging breach of contract and breach of the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, amongst other complaints. This Class Action lasted a total of 7 years. The Class Action was led by a representative plaintiff who lead the litigation on behalf of all the franchisees. The … Continue reading Class Action Representative Personally Liable for $1.7 Million Dollar Costs Award
Temple Legal Protection announced today they have signed a new five year contract for underwriting provision with RSA, one of the largest and strongest insurers in the UK. The arrangement facilitates the provision of a comprehensive range of legal expenses products with limits of up to £2.5M, backed by RSA. Temple Legal Protection is one … Continue reading RSA Provides New Insurance Backing for Temple Legal Protection
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation last week that forces all third-party litigation funding deals to be disclosed. The deals must be reported even if no discovery request has been made. Burford Capital view this as an accidental outlier and predict a backlash from business. It is known as Wisconsin Act 235 and requires all litigants … Continue reading Litigation Funding Arrangements must be Disclosed Under Wisconsin Law
Is After The Event insurance adequate security for costs? A security for costs order is a common-law concept and usually sought by the defendants. It applies in jurisdictions that have cost shifting or fee shifting as it is otherwise known. This is where the losing party in the litigation must cover the others sides costs. … Continue reading Is After The Event insurance adequate security for costs?
Burford Claims $140M In Argentina Arbitration Win Burford Capital has announced a big win in their litigation funding efforts. The case was originally brought in 2008 on behalf of the airline Aerolíneas Argentinas who had become bankrupt. The final decision was handed down on Friday the 21st of July 2017. A three-person panel established at the … Continue reading Burford Claims $140M In Argentina Arbitration Win
Many readers may be familiar with Nicole Noonan and her company New Chapter Capital. Even more so recently after Therium announced they had acquired her company. Nicole spoke with Funding Litigation to tell us more about the industry and her journey. Divorce funding, as a concept was started in UK in the early 2000’s. As … Continue reading The Advent of What Has Come to be Known as Divorce Funding.
A security for costs issue has been granted against a commercial litigation funder in The RBS Rights Issue Litigation  EWHC 1217 (Ch). Notably the costs order was granted against the professional funder and not against another third party who is not in litigation funding as a business. The rationale being their participation in the … Continue reading High Court Orders Security for Costs Against a Third-Party Funder In RBS Rights Issue Case