Litigation Finance

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This article discusses the trend of litigation finance, where individuals and companies are turning to private companies to front the money for legal costs in expensive litigation. Despite having in-house counsel, even larger companies are selling off pieces of lawsuits to improve cash flow and reduce risk. Questions: 1. Between 2013 and 2014, how much… Read more »

Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

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During the summer of 2011, Professor Julius Nyang’oro, an internationally respected scholar and longtime chairman of the African and Afro-American studies department at the University of North Carolina offered a lecture course called AFAM 280: Blacks in North Carolina. Nineteen undergraduates signed up. The problem was that the course never met and the all of… Read more »

Are you Suspicious? Maybe you should be!

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A few years ago, Todd Rutherford was part of the marketing department at a company that provided services to self-published writers. These services included persuading traditional media and blogs to review the books. Then he realized that there were not enough reviewers to go around. So he started a website, GettingBookReviews.com, which eventually earned him… Read more »

Losing Millions

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Bankrupt professional athletes are a sad fixture on the sports scene, and they may or may not mess up more often than the average person who earns a lot of money really fast.  However, their troubles seem outsize because of their fame and the pathetic schemes they fall for. The stakes are particularly high for… Read more »