In the News Today - August 4, 2017

August 04, 2017

Litigation Finance: The New Big Law Exit?: Third party litigation funding firms have presented themselves as another option for litigators to leave Big Law. Recent examples include Therium expanding their U.S. operations by hiring a lawyer from Proskauer Rose, Lake Whillans bringing in an associate from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Burford Capital and Bentham IMF picking off attorneys from major law firms like Latham & Watkins, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, McKool Smith, and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. (

Mom Who Sued Over Sugar In Jelly Beans Sought Healthier Snack; Jelly Belly Called Suit 'Nonsense': Jelly Belly has again asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a woman would claims she was deceived by “evaporated cane juice.”  The plaintiff said that she was deceived into buying a product she thought was healthy. Jelly Belly has called the suit “nonsense.” (Forbes/Legal Newsline)