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Investing in Justice

Investing in Justice

An Introduction to Legal Finance, Lawsuit Advances and Litigation Funding

  • Author: Max Volsky
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780988510500
  • Category: Actions and defenses
  • Page: 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,Jeremy Cousins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198715924
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 293
  • View: 1334
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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

Access to Capital for Contingent-Fee Law Firms

  • Author: Michael J. Swanson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781599322506
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 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
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674736796
  • Category: History
  • Page: 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
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780117064034
  • Category: Actions and defenses
  • Page: 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.

The Foundations and Future of Financial Regulation

The Foundations and Future of Financial Regulation

Governance for Responsibility

  • Author: Mads Andenas,Iris H-Y Chiu
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113504337X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 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.

Innovative Financing for Development

Innovative Financing for Development

  • Author: Suhas Ketkar,Dilip Ratha
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 9780821377062
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 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.

Human Rights Obligations of Business

Human Rights Obligations of Business

Beyond the Corporate Responsibility to Respect?

  • Author: Surya Deva,David Bilchitz
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107036879
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 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.

Access to Justice in Africa and Beyond

Access to Justice in Africa and Beyond

Making the Rule of Law a Reality

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy
  • ISBN: 9781601560162
  • Category: Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Page: 305
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Licensed to Lie

Licensed to Lie

Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

  • Author: Sidney Powell
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 1612541917
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 522
  • View: 6838
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Dare to learn the truth about a core group of corrupt prosecutors who rose to powerful positions, including now on Robert Mueller's hit squad investigating President Trump. A tragic suicide, a likely murder, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling story giving them a frightening perspective on justice corrupted and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld. Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice is the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power. Its scope reaches from the US Department of Justice to the US Senate, the FBI, and the White House. This true story is a scathing attack on corrupt prosecutors, the judges who turned a blind eye to these injustices, and the president who has promoted them to powerful political positions.

Alternative Litigation Financing in the United States

Alternative Litigation Financing in the United States

Issues, Knowns, and Unknowns

  • Author: Steven Garber
  • Publisher: Rand Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780833049902
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 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,Victoria Shannon Sahani
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789041161116
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 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
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1401879624
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 768
  • View: 7363
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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.

Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice

Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice

  • Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309145449
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 436
  • View: 6975
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Collaborations of physicians and researchers with industry can provide valuable benefits to society, particularly in the translation of basic scientific discoveries to new therapies and products. Recent reports and news stories have, however, documented disturbing examples of relationships and practices that put at risk the integrity of medical research, the objectivity of professional education, the quality of patient care, the soundness of clinical practice guidelines, and the public's trust in medicine. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice provides a comprehensive look at conflict of interest in medicine. It offers principles to inform the design of policies to identify, limit, and manage conflicts of interest without damaging constructive collaboration with industry. It calls for both short-term actions and long-term commitments by institutions and individuals, including leaders of academic medical centers, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, government agencies, and drug, device, and pharmaceutical companies. Failure of the medical community to take convincing action on conflicts of interest invites additional legislative or regulatory measures that may be overly broad or unduly burdensome. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice makes several recommendations for strengthening conflict of interest policies and curbing relationships that create risks with little benefit. The book will serve as an invaluable resource for individuals and organizations committed to high ethical standards in all realms of medicine.

Kentucky Probate

Kentucky Probate

  • Author: William Allen Schmitt,Glen S. Bagby,J. Robert Lyons, Jr.
  • Publisher: LexisNexis
  • ISBN: 032718275X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 628
  • View: 489
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This compact, easy-to-use manual will help you gather and organize the information you need to process and document your most common probate actions. It includes an overview of Kentucky probate basics, fact-gathering data sheets for recording vital information, steps for completing the administration of a decedent's estate, sample letters, sample forms, and much more. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

A Comparative Study of Funding Shareholder Litigation

A Comparative Study of Funding Shareholder Litigation

  • Author: Wenjing Chen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811036233
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 264
  • View: 3794
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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.

Liberty, Order, and Justice

Liberty, Order, and Justice

An Introduction to the Constitutional Principles of American Government

  • Author: James McClellan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780865972568
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 629
  • View: 6733
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The Liberty Fund edition of James McClellan's classic work on the quest for liberty, order, and justice in England and America includes the author's revisions to the original edition published in 1989 by the Center for Judicial Studies. Unlike most textbooks in American Government, Liberty, Order, and Justice seeks to familiarize the student with the basic principles of the Constitution, and to explain their origin, meaning, and purpose. Particular emphasis is placed on federalism and the separation of powers. These features of the book, together with its extensive and unique historical illustrations, make this new edition of Liberty, Order, and Justice especially suitable for introductory classes in American Government and for high school students in advanced placement courses. James McClellan (1937-2005) was the James Bryce Visiting Fellow in American Studies at the Institute of United States Studies, University of London.

EAccess to Justice

EAccess to Justice

  • Author: Jane Bailey
  • Publisher: Law, Technology and Media
  • ISBN: 9780776624297
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 460
  • View: 7796
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"eAccess to Justice describes the challenges that come with the integration of information and communication technologies into our courtrooms, and explores lessons learned from digitization projects from around the world."--

The Future of the Professions

The Future of the Professions

How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

  • Author: Richard Susskind,Daniel Susskind
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191022411
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7762
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This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century. The Future of the Professions explains how 'increasingly capable systems' - from telepresence to artificial intelligence - will bring fundamental change in the way that the 'practical expertise' of specialists is made available in society. The authors challenge the 'grand bargain' - the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society. The book raises important practical and moral questions. In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, what are the prospects for employment, who should own and control online expertise, and what tasks should be reserved exclusively for people? Based on the authors' in-depth research of more than ten professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21st century.

Rights Gone Wrong

Rights Gone Wrong

How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality

  • Author: Richard Thompson Ford
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1429969253
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 288
  • View: 1989
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 Since the 1960s, ideas developed during the civil rights movement have been astonishingly successful in fighting overt discrimination and prejudice. But how successful are they at combating the whole spectrum of social injustice-including conditions that aren't directly caused by bigotry? How do they stand up to segregation, for instance-a legacy of racism, but not the direct result of ongoing discrimination? It's tempting to believe that civil rights litigation can combat these social ills as efficiently as it has fought blatant discrimination. In Rights Gone Wrong, Richard Thompson Ford, author of the New York Times Notable Book The Race Card, argues that this is seldom the case. Civil rights do too much and not enough: opportunists use them to get a competitive edge in schools and job markets, while special-interest groups use them to demand special privileges. Extremists on both the left and the right have hijacked civil rights for personal advantage. Worst of all, their theatrics have drawn attention away from more serious social injustices. Ford, a professor of law at Stanford University, shows us the many ways in which civil rights can go terribly wrong. He examines newsworthy lawsuits with shrewdness and humor, proving that the distinction between civil rights and personal entitlements is often anything but clear. Finally, he reveals how many of today's social injustices actually can't be remedied by civil rights law, and demands more creative and nuanced solutions. In order to live up to the legacy of the civil rights movement, we must renew our commitment to civil rights, and move beyond them.