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September 14, 2016

In the News Today – September 14, 2016

  • The Problem with ‘Lawsuit by Algorithm’: Attorney Rob Sheridan writes of the implications presented by new litigation finance startup Legalist, “which uses algorithms to look for promising civil lawsuits to finance in exchange for a portion of any settlement or judgment.” He writes that, “in a very litigious society, this concept may spur even more litigation and fill already busy court dockets.” He also notes that “lawsuit by algorithm could dis-incentivize settlement” with an “infusion of fresh capital from funding sources like Legalist” perhaps motivating “litigants to keep fighting.” (National Law Review)
  • Plaintiffs’ Attorney Donziger a “U.S. Shakedown Artist”, Says Canadian Commentator:  Canadian commentator and radio host Ezra Levant writes that “it’s a disgrace” that Canadian courts are hearing plaintiffs’ attorney Steven Donziger’s efforts to have a controversial $9.5 billion judgement against Chevron enforced. “This week, Donziger’s team is in Canada, trying to collect his judgment in a case that has absolutely nothing to do with Canada.”  (The Rebel)

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