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Investing in Justice

Investing in Justice Author Max Volsky
ISBN-10 0988510502
Release 2013-04
Pages 268
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Alternative assets have become popular in recent years, mainly because they offer superior returns and are uncorrelated to traditional markets. Legal finance also called lawsuit funding, lawsuit loans, pre-settlement funding, tort advances, plaintiff advances, litigation finance, litigation financing, litigation funding or dispute finance refers to investments in lawsuits. Written by a renowned expert, this book is essential reading for investors, consumers, lawyers, policymakers, business executives, and anyone who can benefit from having a clear and comprehensive framework for understanding this industry and its capacity to create more balanced and provident legal systems around the world. Join us as we explore this new market and examine the industry s most poignant issues.

Third Party Litigation Funding

Third Party Litigation Funding Author Nicholas Rowles-Davies
ISBN-10 0198715927
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 293
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"This book deals with one important aspect of the 2013 civil justice reforms, namely means of funding civil litigation. The book concentrates in particular on third party funders, who are also referred to as litigation funders. The book recounts the history of third party funding both before and after the 2013 reforms. It looks at the position in several overseas jurisdictions. There is also discussion of other means of funding litigations, such as conditional fee agreements (CFAs) and damages based agreements (DBAs). The author rightly draws attention to problems with the present DBA regulations."--Foreword.

How David Beats Goliath

How David Beats Goliath Author Michael J. Swanson
ISBN-10 1599322501
Release 2011-08
Pages 142
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How David Beats Goliath: Access to Capital for Contingent-Fee Law Firms addresses a little-known but critical flaw in America's system of justice. Average citizens and workers who have been injured or wronged through negligence or malfeasance are guaranteed their day in court. In practice, however, this bedrock legal right is compromised. The problem is a paucity of fair and reasonable funding for expenses incurred in the bringing of personal-injury and other lawsuits. Writing for trial attorneys who represent middle-class or even indigent clients, author and finance expert Michael J. Swanson outlines this complex problem in a clear and lucid book that every dedicated trial lawyer should own. “By temperament, training and the long traditions of their profession, contingent-fee lawyers often fail to maximize the business needs of their practices,” says Swanson, “They especially fail to understand and control the cost of their capital structure.”

Entrepreneurial Litigation

Entrepreneurial Litigation Author John C. Coffee
ISBN-10 9780674736795
Release 2015
Pages 307
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In class actions, attorneys effectively hire clients rather than act as their agent. Lawyer-financed, lawyer-controlled, and lawyer-settled, this entrepreneurial litigation invites lawyers to act in their own interest. John Coffee’s goal is to save class action, not discard it, and to make private enforcement of law more democratically accountable.

Review of Civil Litigation Costs

Review of Civil Litigation Costs Author Rupert M. Jackson
ISBN-10 0117064033
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 371
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In January 2009 the then Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke, appointed Lord Justice Jackson to lead a fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation and to make recommendations in order to promote access to justice at proportionate cost. Sir Rupert's preliminary report, published in May 2009, is the product of fact-finding, research and investigations over a four-month period and serves to establish: how present costs rules operate and how they impact on the behaviour of both parties and lawyers; the effect case management procedures have on costs and whether changes in process could bring about more proportionate costs; a comparison for the costs regime for England and Wales with those operating in other jurisdictions. This report was published online in May 2009, beginning a period of consultation. The final report (ISBN 9780117064041) is released alongside this printed version of the preliminary report and contains extensive cross-references to it.

A Comparative Study of Funding Shareholder Litigation

A Comparative Study of Funding Shareholder Litigation Author Wenjing Chen
ISBN-10 9789811036231
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 264
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This book studies the funding problems with shareholder litigation through a functionally comparative way. In fact, funding problems with shareholder lawsuits may largely discourage potential shareholder litigants who bear high financial risk in pursuing such a claim, but on the other hand they may not have much to gain. Considering the lack of incentives for potential shareholder claimants, effective funding techniques should be in place to make shareholder actions function as a corporate governance tool and discipline corporate management. The book analyzes, among others, the practice of funding shareholder litigation in the Australia, Canada, the UK, the US and Israel, and covers all of the typical approaches being used in financing shareholder litigation in the current world. For instance, Israel and Canada (Quebec and Ontario) are probably unique in having a public funding mechanism for derivative actions and class actions, while Australia is the country where third party litigation funding is originated and is growing rapidly. Based on this comparative research, the last part of this book discusses how to fund shareholder litigation in China in context of its social and legal background and what kind of problems need to be solved if certain funding techniques are used.

Innovative Financing for Development

Innovative Financing for Development Author Suhas Ketkar
ISBN-10 082137706X
Release 2008-09-29
Pages 216
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Developing countries need additional, cross-border capital channeled into their private sectors to generate employment and growth, reduce poverty, and meet the other Millennium Development Goals. Innovative financing mechanisms are necessary to make this happen. 'Innovative Financing for Development' is the first book on this subject that uses a market-based approach. It compiles pioneering methods of raising development finance including securitization of future flow receivables, diaspora bonds, and GDP-indexed bonds. It also highlights the role of shadow sovereign ratings in facilitating access to international capital markets. It argues that poor countries, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa, can potentially raise tens of billions of dollars annually through these instruments. The chapters in the book focus on the structures of the various innovative financing mechanisms, their track records and potential for tapping international capital markets, the constraints limiting their use, and policy measures that governments and international institutions can implement to alleviate these constraints.

The Foundations and Future of Financial Regulation

The Foundations and Future of Financial Regulation Author Mads Andenas
ISBN-10 9781135043377
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 544
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Financial regulation has entered into a new era, as many foundational economic theories and policies supporting the existing infrastructure have been and are being questioned following the financial crisis. Goodhart et al’s seminal monograph "Financial Regulation: Why, How and Where Now?" (Routledge:1998) took stock of the extent of financial innovation and the maturity of the financial services industry at that time, and mapped out a new regulatory roadmap. This book offers a timely exploration of the "Why, How and Where Now" of financial regulation in the aftermath of the crisis in order to map out the future trajectory of financial regulation in an age where financial stability is being emphasised as a key regulatory objective. The book is split into four sections: the objectives and regulatory landscape of financial regulation; the regulatory regime for investor protection; the regulatory regime for financial institutional safety and soundness; and macro-prudential regulation. The discussion ranges from theoretical and policy perspectives to comprehensive and critical consideration of financial regulation in the specifics. The focus of the book is on the substantive regulation of the UK and the EU, as critical examination is made of the unravelling and the future of financial regulation with comparative insights offered where relevant especially from the US. Running throughout the book is consideration of the relationship between financial regulation, financial stability and the responsibility of various actors in governance. This book offers an important contribution to continuing reflections on the role of financial regulation, market discipline and corporate responsibility in the financial sector, and upon the roles of regulatory authorities, markets and firms in ensuring the financial health and security of all in the future.

Human Rights Obligations of Business

Human Rights Obligations of Business Author Surya Deva
ISBN-10 9781107036871
Release 2013-11-21
Pages 452
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This book critically evaluates the Ruggie Framework and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and investigates the normative foundations as well as the nature, extent and enforcement of corporate obligations for the realisation of human rights.

Alternative Litigation Financing in the United States

Alternative Litigation Financing in the United States Author Steven Garber
ISBN-10 0833049909
Release 2010
Pages 50
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Alternative litigation financing (ALF)--also known as "third-party" litigation financing--refers to provision of capital by parties other than plaintiffs, defendants, their lawyers, or defendants' insurers to support litigation-related activity. This paper describes the ALF industry as of early 2010 and discusses the legal ethics, social morality, and, especially, potential economic effects of ALF.

Third Party Funding in International Arbitration

Third Party Funding in International Arbitration Author Lisa Bench Nieuwveld
ISBN-10 9041161112
Release 2017-10-18
Pages 255
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About this book: Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration expertly reveals the nuances of third-party funding in international arbitration, examines the phenomenon in key jurisdictions, and provides a reliable resource for users and potential users who may wish to tap into and make use of this distinctive funding tool. Since the first edition of this invaluable book in 2012, third-party funding has become more mainstream in international arbitration practice. The second edition includes discussion of recent institutional developments as they relate to third-party funding, including the work of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on third-party funding and how third-party funding is being incorporated into arbitral rules and investment treaties. What's in this book: Focusing on Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, and South Africa, the authors analyze and assess the legal regime based upon legislation, judicial opinions, ethics opinions, and practitioner anecdotes describing the state of third-party funding in each jurisdiction. In addition to updating summaries of the law of the various jurisdictions, the second edition includes a new chapter addressing third-party funding in investor-state arbitration. Among the issues raised and examined are the following: payment of adverse costs; "Before-the-Event" and "After-the-Event" insurance; attorney financing: pro bono representation, contingency representation, conditional fee arrangements; loans; ethical doctrines affecting the third-party funding industry; possible future bundling, securitization, and trading of legal claims; the risk that the funder may put its own interests ahead of the client's interests; and whether the existence of a funding agreement must or should be disclosed to the decision maker. This updated book is well written and covers an interesting, topical, and previously unexplored aspect of international arbitration, and it concludes with observations regarding third-party funding in international investment arbitration and predictions regarding the future of the third-party funding industry worldwide. How this will help you: This book ensures appropriate legal knowledge of worldwide jurisdictions' treatment of third-party funders and proceeds confidently through the maze of unresolved ethical considerations that arise when third-party funding is involved. Ably providing a thorough understanding of what third-party funding entails and what legal parameters exist, this book will be of compelling interest to parties aiming to take advantage of the high values, speed, reduced evidentiary costs, industry expertise, and high award enforceability characteristic of the third-party funding arrangements available in international arbitration.

Torts Personal Injury Litigation

Torts  Personal Injury Litigation Author William Statsky
ISBN-10 9781401879624
Release 2010-08-26
Pages 768
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TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, 5TH EDITION, will provide your students with a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. This fifth edition extends the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation and examines the ethics of attorney solicitation. A comprehensive checklist, which includes definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references, is provided for each tort presented. This checklist will provide your students with an overview of information and serves as an on-the-job refresher. Over forty pertinent case studies are included, allowing your students to examine important court opinions. Among the controversial issues discussed in these court opinions are AIDS, the Oklahoma bombing, computer torts, assistance to the homeless, billion dollar verdicts and settlements, biomedical research and the alleged tort committed by President Clinton that became part of his historic impeachment and Senate trial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Access to Justice in Africa and Beyond

Access to Justice in Africa and Beyond Author
ISBN-10 1601560168
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 305
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Access to Justice in Africa and Beyond has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Access to Justice in Africa and Beyond also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Access to Justice in Africa and Beyond book for free.

Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals

Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals Author Marlene A. Maerowitz
ISBN-10 9781454887805
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 560
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Based on the widely popular text, Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals focuses on the rules in California, specifically, and the role of the paralegal in litigation. From the moment a client walks into the office, through trial and post-judgment (as well as settlements and alternative forms of resoluion), respected authors Maerowitz and Mauet cover the gamut of California litigation for paralegals with their signature approach.

Doing Justice Doing Gender

Doing Justice  Doing Gender Author Susan Ehrlich Martin
ISBN-10 9781452236667
Release 2006-10-27
Pages 296
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Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. This Second Edition represents not only a thorough update of research on women in these fields, but a careful reconsideration of changes in justice organizations and occupations and their impact on women's justice work roles over the past 40 years.

Stop the Presses

Stop the Presses Author Richard S. Levick
ISBN-10 9780975998526
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 233
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Stop the Presses has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Stop the Presses also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Stop the Presses book for free.

Third Party Funding in International Arbitration and Its Impact on Procedure

Third Party Funding in International Arbitration and Its Impact on Procedure Author Jonas von Goeler
ISBN-10 9041150153
Release 2016-01-21
Pages 522
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Pursuing international arbitration proceedings can be costly. As a result, it is becoming increasingly common for parties to transfer the costs and risks associated with international arbitration disputes to third-party funders. In recent years, institutional speciality providers of capital for dispute resolution - litigation funders - have entered the market for international arbitration claims. International arbitral procedures involving parties supported by litigation funders and other third-party funders have become a reality - one that has left many in the arbitration community puzzled until now. In this book, the author describes and analyses the role of third-party funding, notably litigation funding, in the context of international arbitration, taking into account contractual, industry-related, economic, empirical, ethical, regulatory, and procedural aspects. The book's focus is on procedure - that is, to examine which issues are likely to arise in the course of international arbitral proceedings involving funded parties, and to provide guidance on how these issues can be solved. Among these crucial issues covered are the following: - disclosure of third-party funding; - privilege protection of documentary evidence; - jurisdictional issues; - impartiality and independence of arbitrators; - confidentiality; - security for costs; and - awarding of costs. Each chapter offers concrete guidelines on how to deal with the respective procedural issues and situations. As the most comprehensive and systematic study of third-party funding in international commercial and investment arbitration to date, this book will be welcomed by professionals in the arbitral community worldwide as well as by funders, funded parties, corporate counsel, and academics.