In a country where high-stakes courtroom drama makes daily headlines (think Depp vs. Heard), it may come as no surprise that legal cases have become an alpha opportunity as interest in lending with potential settlements as collateral is on the rise.
The litigation finance industry is being buoyed not by personal injury or small claims court cases but by multi-million-dollar settlements that grew in number even while the courtroom moved to Zoom during the pandemic. Lawyers and asset managers agree that there are billions of dollars at stake, and for institutional investors the opportunities . . .
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