Litigation funding

Litigation funding

Litigation funding (aka lawsuit loan, plaintiff cash advance, legal financing) is a practice in which individuals who are plaintiffs in lawsuits receive money from firms and individuals who take a lien on the proceeds of a personal injury suit in return for ready cash. It is not considered a loan as the money does not have to be repaid if the plaintiff's law suit is unsuccessful; it is nonrecourse debt. Funding companies also advance money to attorneys against anticipated legal fees earned in a personal injury matter.

ee also

*Champerty and maintenance

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