consumer legal funding

Big-Time Litigation Funding vs. Consumer Legal Funding—Advisory Council Member Writes on Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and Peter Thiel

Last month, ARC Advisory Council member Jeremy Kidd was published in Law 360 with an article that illuminates the differences between litigation funding—like was recently seen Hulk Hogan’s case against Gawker—and consumer legal funding. The piece talks about the Gawker case’s implications for on journalism and free speech, and also shows why public policy makers need to separate litigation funding and consumer legal funding when determining proper regulatory schema.

He references his own October 2015 research in the article, noting:

“With consumer legal funding… when legitimate claims are brought and justice served, it can actually benefit the economy by deterring bad and inefficient behavior.”

Kidd is Associate Professor of Law at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law and holds both a Ph.D. in Economics from Utah State University and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He is a preeminent thought leader on consumer legal funding, and has testified on the topic before state legislative bodies.

Read the full text Kidd’s article HERE.

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