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What is pain and suffering? How is is calculated?

Personal Injury Pain and Suffering | Uplift Legal Funding

Personal injuries, especially those that are catastrophic, can have lasting negative effects on the victim. The amount in damages varies depending on the injury. With permanent injuries however, pain and suffering can be a large portion of your settlement. With any personal injury case, strong evidence proving the defendant’s negligence is essential. This evidence can …

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Is pre-settlement funding the same thing as a loan? Here's how they are different.

The Debate Over Legal Funding – Loans vs. Investments

As legal funding entered the spotlight, and regulation looms. One of the main issues is whether such funding qualifies as a loan. This is now a topic of state and federal discourse. One of the key issues is whether legal funding violates state usury laws. Federally, and in most states, legal funding skirts the confines …

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What's the difference between lawsuit loans and structured settlements?

Legal Funding vs. Structured Settlements

If you are relatively new to the legal funding world, you are probably wondering what these terms mean. Today, let’s focus on the difference between pre settlement and settlement advances (both forms of legal funding) and structured settlements. Legal Funding – Pre and Post Settlement Funding The legal funding industry has many facets, but one …

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Crowd sourcing is a way to have your lawsuit paid for

Crowd-Sourced Legal Funding Round-Up

A brief look at Wikipedia tells us that lawsuit funding was born in the U.S. around the turn of the century. Since then, the industry has boomed. New lawsuit funding companies spring up monthly. Recently, we’ve seen an interesting new development: crowd-sourced lawsuit funding. The Birth of Crowd-Funded Lawsuits While crowd-sourcing capital has centuries old …

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Apples' got some real beef with Qualcomm

Apple Funds Manufacturers in Legal Battle Against Qualcomm

With big corporations like Apple, litigation comes with the territory. Recently, Apple sued and began withholding payment to Qualcomm after being charged excess royalties. Qualcomm quickly counter-sued Apple and four iPhone manufacturers. The four manufacturers counter-sued Qualcomm, and Apple’s is footing their legal bills. (As Ibtimes reports, Apple clearly has the resources to help these …

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How legal funding helped saved the Hulk

How Peter Thiel Bankrolled Hogan’s Gawker Smackdown

Hulk Hogan is a wrestling kingpin and has become a household name. Throughout his career, he had unappealing videos leaked, several lawsuits, etc. These scandals proved to be perfect material for media outlets. One outlet in particular, Gawker Media, found a piece of scandalous material for its blog: an illicit tape of Hogan with a …

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