Category Archives: Announcement

Legal-Bay Announces Expanded Funding For Sexual Abuse Victims

ALBANY, N.Y.Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Legal-Bay, the premier pre-settlement lawsuit funding source, reports that Governor Cuomo assisted in passing a legislation to extend filing deadlines for sexual abuse survivors in the state of New York (A.8401-C/S.8977).

Litigation and Disputes funder Augusta launches Canadian practice

Augusta, the largest litigation and dispute funding institution in the UK – with £150m of capital and a team of 70 in London, today announces its expansion into the Canadian market with the opening of an office in Toronto. This complements Augusta’s existing operations in Sydney and London.

Vannin Capital Expands in Sydney With New Managing Director

Vannin Capital, the global expert in legal finance, has today announced the appointment of Steven Taylor as a Managing Director in its Sydney office.

Steven joins Vannin from one of the pioneer companies of the global litigation funding industry, where he worked as a Litigation Manager responsible for managing funded claims to a resolution – work which entailed reviewing funding applications and negotiating funding agreements.

Keller Lenkner LLC Files Class Action Suit Against General Electric Company and H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.

CHICAGOFeb. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Keller Lenkner LLC today announced that it filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all purchasers of securities of General Electric Company (“GE” or the “Company”) (NYSE: GE) from October 12, 2018through and including October 29, 2018 (the “Class Period”). The action was filed in the Southern District of New Yorkand is captioned Birnbaum v. General Electric Company, et al., No. 1:19-cv-01013.

IMF Bentham upsizes Funds in response to market demand for investment funding

SYDNEY (31 January 2019):  Leading global litigation and dispute financier IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF) (IMF) announced today it is approaching investment targets for two of its funding vehicles ahead of schedule and has successfully increased the capacity of these vehicles to meet strong market demand for investment funding.

Louise Hird joins Therium Capital Management Australia from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Melbourne/ Jersey, 30 January 2019. Therium Capital Management, a leading global provider of litigation finance, announced today that Louise Hird has been appointed to the firm as an investment manager. Louise joins Therium from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), where she was a director leading investigations focused on consumer and competition law. Founded in 2009, Therium is one of the largest and most established litigation financing firms in the world. The firm has funded claims valued at $36 billion.

Validity Finance Strengthens Investment Team and Corporate Governance

NEW YORK (January 29, 2019) – Litigation funder Validity Finance has made a notable addition to its growing investment team with the arrival of portfolio counsel William C. Marra in New York. The firm also announced a prominent addition to its governance structure, with Allen Fagin, formerly chair of Proskauer Rose LLP, joining Validity’s board of directors.  Finally, Validity has retained former New York federal Judge John Gleeson, a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, as outside counsel to advise on investment opportunities.

Legal-Bay Pre Settlement Funding Kicking Off 2019 With 24-Hour Approvals On Motor Vehicle Accidents And Personal Injury Cases

JERSEY CITY, N.J.Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Legal-Bay LLC, the pre settlement funding company, is poised to offer 24-hour approvals for victims of personal injury and car and truck accidents. During this time of year, accidents spike due to icy road conditions and reckless driving. Car, semi truck, and other motor vehicle accidents including public bus transportation are prevalent at this time of year, especially when weather conditions are taken into consideration.

Woodsford Litigation Funding bolsters its presence in Asia with the appointment of former head of the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins to its Investment Advisory Panel (IAP)

LONDON, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, PHILADELPHIA 30 January 2019, Woodsford Litigation Funding, the global provider of litigation financing solutions for businesses, individuals and law firms, has announced that Hong Kong based Simon Powell has joined its Investment Advisory Panel.

Litigation Finance Pioneer Bentham IMF Breaks the Mold of Law and Finance, Completing Hires that Establish Gender Equality and Build on Specialized Expertise of Investment Management Team

NEW YORK (January 29, 2019) – Leading commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF has hired Sidley Austin LLP partner, Dana MacGrath, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner, Sarah Tsou, as investment managers and legal counsel responsible for sourcing and evaluating arbitration and commercial litigation matters that meet Bentham’s investment criteria. The company has also hired Chief of Staff, Tina Young, from Deloitte Consulting LLP. This marks the second round of hiring at the company since it launched its most recent fund in November 2018.