Recently, Lawyers for Civil Justice and ILR sent a letter to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules in order to assist the Committee in obtaining the information it has identified as helpful for further consideration of our third party litigation funding disclosure proposal. The letter suggests the Committee take the following three actions:
1. Send a mini questionnaire to litigation funding entities for the purpose of obtaining answers to questions previously posed by the Committee such as types and numbers of cases funded and in what court a case is pending;
2. Ask the Federal Judicial Center to update its 2017 report about TPLF to ensure it reflects the most current information; and
3. Develop a “sketch” rule for discussion purposes, which would serve to focus Committee attention on important drafting issues.