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ABA Adopts Guidance in Third-Party Litigation Funding

By John Freund |

This article was contributed by Eric Schuller, President of the Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding (ARC).

On August 3, 2020, The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates, by a vote of 366-10, voted to adopt the resolution for “Best Practices for Third-Party Litigation Funding”. This established a slew of national guidelines that law firms, consumers and legal funding companies should follow.

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Bryant Park Capital Advises ProMed Capital Ventures in Sale to Experity Ventures

By John Freund |

NEW YORKJuly 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bryant Park Capital (“BPC”), a leading middle-market investment bank, announced today that ProMed Capital Ventures, LLC (“ProMed” or the “Company”), a leading provider of financing to medical practices and facilities in the United States, has been sold to Experity Ventures, LLC, the parent company for several specialty finance and legal funding related services businesses in the United States, including Nexify Holdings, Medsolve Financial Group, and Thrivest Legal Funding, LLC dba Thrivest Link. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Pre-Settlement Lawsuit Funding Company Tribeca Capital Launches COVID-19 Program

By John Freund |

NEW YORKJune 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to use its resources to bring relief and hope to those affected by unprecedented global circumstances, Tribeca Capital Group, LLC, an industry leader in pre-settlement lawsuit funding, announces that it has developed an initiative to reach lawsuit plaintiffs who have been touched by COVID-19 or have been negatively impacted by the sharp downturn in the economy.

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Key Takeaways from LFJ’s Digital Conference on Covid’s Impact on Consumer Legal Funding

By John Freund |

On June 11th, Litigation Finance Journal held a special digital conference on Covid’s impact on the Consumer Legal Funding industry. The panel discussion was moderated by Dan Avnir, Managing Director at Bryant Park Capital. Panelists included Eric Schuller, President of the Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding (ARC), Kevin Confoy, Chief Risk Officer of GloFin, Paul Galsterer, Founding Partner of The Injury Firm, Lawrence Yablon, Partner at Robinson Yablon PC, and Anthony Sebok, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  

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Baker Street Funding Announces Increase in Commercial Litigation Funding Due to COVID-19

By John Freund |

Baker Street Funding, America’s #1 Choice for Legal Funding Firm, announced today that they have launched a commercial litigation focused legal funding division. This new division will focus on commercial litigation, lawsuit loans, or advances and attorney loans. Commercial litigation is often extremely complex and time-consuming. The cost of litigating these claims has increased exponentially and Baker Street Funding finds it as an under-served market in which they can thrive.

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Victory for Consumer Legal Funding in Recent Minnesota Case

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The common law doctrine that bans champerty has been around since the middle ages. This dark age law prohibiting funding for legal cases by outside parties (who then receive a share of a winning award) is still in place in some parts of the world. But Minnesota is no longer one of those places—earlier this week, the Minnesota Supreme Court abolished the champerty doctrine.

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Surge in Consumer Legal Funding Interest Reveals Economic Realities in Wake of COVID-19

By John Freund |

As the whole world struggles with COVID-19, existing economic disparities are heightened, and impossible to ignore. The pandemic has created an environment in which those already living paycheck to paycheck must now grapple with employers, insurers, and others who have let them down during this crisis.

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Baker Street Funding Doubles-Down on Funding Efforts into Settled Cases to Help Create Immediate Liquidity for Attorneys and Their Clients Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4678997#ixzz6MHRUD7vR

By John Freund |

Baker Street Funding, LLC (Baker Street), a legal funding company located in New York and South Florida, is committing to increasing their litigation funding efforts on settled cases. This type of legal funding provides contingency fee based attorney and their clients with immediate liquidity to help bridge the gap between settlement and payment distribution.

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Legal-Bay Announces Increase in Commercial Litigation Requests Due to Covid-19

By John Freund |

CALDWELL, N.J.May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced that they have launched a new legal funding division for commercial litigation, lawsuit loans or advances, and attorney loans for law firms. Commercial litigation cases can be extremely complex and require expansive resources for both plaintiffs and law firms to fight properly. Legal-Bay sees this as an under-served market and has built a new division to accommodate the needs of this market.

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Easy Legal Finance Inc. acquires Seahold Investments Inc.

By John Freund |

TORONTO, April 29, 2020 /CNW/ – Easy Legal Finance Inc. a Canadian litigation financing firm, announced today, the acquisition of Seahold Investments Inc. Based in Moncton and established in 2000, Seahold Investments Inc. is one of the first firms in the country to offer pre-settlement lending to personal injury plaintiffs.

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TriMark Legal Funding Announces Extension of $3,500 Automatic-Approval Pre-Settlement Funding to Aid People Impacted by Coronavirus/COVID-19

By John Freund |

EUGENE, Ore.April 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — TriMark Legal Funding LLC, one of the nation’s leading pre-settlement funding companies since 2003, announced today that, due to overwhelming popularity, it has extended its financial relief initiative originally launched on March 24th to provide $3,500 in immediate cash assistance to people nationwide who are currently involved in civil lawsuits and have been negatively impacted by Coronavirus/COVID-19. No ending date has been set.

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USClaims Again Named Best Consumer Litigation Funding Provider

By John Freund |

DRB Financial Solutions, LLC, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, USClaims (www.USClaims.com), America’s premier pre-settlement funding company, was recently chosen as America’s Best Consumer Litigation Funding Provider by the audience of Corporate Counsel, the leading national legal and business news publication for in-house counsel at global companies.

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Legal-Bay Lawsuit Funding Announces “Feed or Fund” Donation / Promotion to Feed Families in April

By John Freund |

CALDWELL, N.J.April 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Legal-Bay, the nation’s leading lawsuit settlement funding company, announced today that they have committed to providing coronavirus relief with their new “feed or fund” program. Plaintiffs who may be seeking legal funding are now being given even more incentive to apply for a settlement loan with this latest unprecedented offer.

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Baker Street Funding Is Experiencing A 50% Increase In Lawsuit Funding Applications Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

By John Freund |

Baker Street Funding announced today as a result of the effects of the global pandemic, COVID-19 and because of the unprecedented global shutdown of business activities, many people (including people who depended on Baker Street Funding) do not have the opportunity to earn an income. Baker Street Funding has increased their funding applications by 50%.

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USClaims Again Named Best Consumer Litigation Funding Provider

By John Freund |

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DRB Financial Solutions, LLC, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, USClaims (www.USClaims.com), America’s premier pre-settlement funding company, was recently chosen as America’s “Best Consumer Litigation Funding Provider”  by the audience of Corporate Counsel, the leading national legal and business news publication for in-house counsel at global companies.

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Multiple States Pursue Regulations Against Litigation Funders

By John Freund |

Last week, Utah became the latest state to introduce a litigation funding bill, as state senator James A. Dunnigan filed House Bill 312, which would force litigation funders to register with the Department of Commerce, and also aims to regulate how they operate. Many lawmakers are blaming litigation funding for the rising cost of insurance, which is an argument that is being made by Big Insurance and the Chamber of Commerce against the industry. 

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Don’t Expect Missouri to Cap Rates on Funding Any Time Soon

By John Freund |

Consumer Legal Funding has been a hot-button issue in Missouri for some time. There has been some concern from industry participants that Missouri may go the way of West Virginia and effectively ban the industry, but it is doubtful the legislature will take up the issue of capping rates on funding transactions in the next legislative session. 

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Baker Street Funding Announces Lawsuit Loans At All Time High

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Colorado Court Unseals Litigation Funding Agreement, Orders Mediation Between Parties

By John Freund |

In List Interactive, Ltd. v. Knights of Columbus, Judge R. Brooke Jackson denied a motion to restrict public access to litigation funding agreements, finding that the content of the agreements are in the public interest. Judge Jackson confirmed that dollar amounts and specific terms may constitute trade secrets, but ruled that restricting access to the entire agreement is ‘grossly overbroad.’ 

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Segue Cloud Services Names Kevin Flood as Chief Operating Officer

By John Freund |

Woodstock, NY—November 18, 2019, — Segue Cloud Services, a leading provider of cloud-based litigation finance management tools for the legal community, announced that it has appointed Kevin Flood, a proven business leader and former executive with the Coca-Cola Bottling System, as its new Chief Operating Officer. Flood will design and implement Segue Cloud Services’ ongoing business strategy, delivering both short- and long-term growth plans to build a robust organization serving attorneys and law firms across the United States.

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U.S. Claims Closes $50 Million Deal

By John Freund |

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — DRB Financial Solutions, LLC (DRBfinancial.com), and its wholly-owned subsidiary U.S. Claims (USClaims.com), America’s premier pre-settlement funding company, today announced the two-year renewal of a $50M pre-settlement revolving credit facility.  The renewal comes amidst a string of financial transactions that have helped the company improve its offerings and foster further growth.

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Momentum Funding Welcomes New Regional Account Executive, with a Focus on Central Florida

By John Freund |

ORLANDO, Fla.Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Momentum Funding, a premier legal, medical, and transportation finance company, is excited to announce and welcome Kaitlynn Diaz as a new Regional Account Executive. She will oversee business in Central Florida. She comes to Momentum with a Juris Doctorate from Ave Maria School of Law and has worked in the legal industry for the past six years.

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Legal-Bay Announces $105MM Fund to Pay for Negligence Claims in California Wildfires

By John Freund |

PARADISE, Calif.Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Legal Bay Lawsuit Funding reports that residents of northern Californiawho have been affected by the slew of recent wildfires can apply for aid through the Wildfire Assistance Program. The $105 million fund was approved by the judge during PG&E’s Chapter 11 case, and will be made available via the company’s cash reserves.

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