Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. We recommend that claim holders obtain advice from their lawyers on litigation funding.
July 20, 2018
Bentham is predominately involved in funding commercial cases. Class actions are not an immediate fit, because our funding typically covers some or all of the legal fees, and class action counsel often take matters on a contingency basis. However, from time to time, applications for class action funding cross our desks.
June 29, 2018
We are often asked if information shared with a litigation funder is protected by privilege. This discussion sets out the case law and legal principles that likely protect documents, discussion and analysis exchanged with a funder.
June 15, 2018
Intellectual property is one of the most active areas for litigation funding. A recent survey in the U.S. by Law 360 found that 49% of counsel who had used a funder to finance their litigation did so in IP cases. What is it about litigation finance that appeals so much to IP litigants and their law firms?
May 30, 2018
Litigation funding is gaining in popularity among plaintiffs, especially corporate litigants who could fund their own litigation but are looking at litigation funding as a form of project finance. This is because the business community and their legal advisors have begun to see litigation as a project or an asset class—one which they can unlock by using litigation funding.
May 15, 2018
Lawyers across Canada have taken note of Aird & Berlis v. Oravital Inc., a case in which Ontario’s highest court has provided guidance on lawyers’ duty to advise clients about litigation prospects and risks.
April 21, 2018
Bentham IMF hires another Investment Manager to help develop the fast-growing commercial litigation funding industry in Canada.
April 14, 2018
IMF Bentham's growing global footprint has caught the attention of The CEO Magazine.
March 27, 2018
The Quebec Superior Court has approved the litigation funding agreement in Bentham's first insolvency case in Canada.
March 16, 2018
While litigation funding is frequently used by clients and counsel in many common law jurisdictions across the globe, it is still relatively new in Canada.