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The "litigation finance" industry

Businesses which specialize in lending money to plaintiffs, the returns to be paid out of their lawsuit winnings, survived an appellate-level challenge in Florida. "But the state's 2nd District Court of Appeal criticized the business as 'one-sided' and called on the Legislature to consider regulating the industry." Legal Ethics Forum has more and cites the ABA's Model Rule 1.8(e), which "sets out the traditional doctrine that lending money to the plaintiff is an improper form of purchasing influence over the plaintiff." See OL Apr. 5, 2005, Oct. 25, 2003, Aug. 4, 2003, Dec. 3, 2001, and (Australia) Aug. 5, 2005.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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