Tag Archives: Litigants

Drowning in a Bucket: Nonrecourse Loans for Litigants

Ronen Avraham & Anthony Sebok, An Empirical Investigation of Third Party Consumer Litigant Funding, 104 Cornell L. Rev. __ (forthcoming), available at SSRN. Eyal Zamir Contracting parties often suffer from information problems, lack of expertise, and limited cognitive abilities. They … Continue reading

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Reports on Self-Represented Litigants in Canadian Courts

The website Slaw.ca has published an article on Self-Represented Litigants in the Courts: How They Are Shaping the Jurisprudence: "What happens to a system of expert legal adjudication when in some courts, up to three in four litigants are advocating … Continue reading

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Rebooting Justice for Inmate Litigants

How well are ordinary people’s interests represented in the U.S. legal system? In their important and insightful book, Rebooting Justice, Professor Benjamin H. Barton and Judge Stephanos Bibas provide a sobering answer: not well. On the civil side, there is an enormous … Continue reading

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Judicial Reprimand Serves as Cautionary Tale for Litigants Everywhere

Order Denying Motion to Establish Claim Construction Procedure and to Show Cause Re Sanctions, Seven Networks LLC v. Google LLC, E.D. Tex. (July 19, 2018) (District Judge Rodney Gilstrap) On July 19, 2018, Eastern District of Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap … Continue reading

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Litigants Have to Disclose Insurance, Does That Mean Litigation Financing Should be Disclosed, Too?

One of the hot topics in the litigation arena these day is the question of whether or not litigants should be obliged to disclose their litigation funding arrangements to opposing parties. Indeed, as discussed here, last month three U.S. senators … Continue reading

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