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Phoney Lawsuits: Attorneys accused of racketeering, manufacturing claims

John O'Brien Mar. 15, 2017, 8:30am

One company recently brought into the world of litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act doesn’t like what it sees. BrandRep is taking its anger out on Beverly Hills, CA, attorney Todd Friedman, one of the most prolific lawsuit-filers in the country.

New to the U.S., litigation funding company commits more than $1.5 million to class action against Chevron

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 24, 2016, 9:12am

According to a copy of the litigation funding agreement, Therium Litigation Funding IC currently has $1.7 million invested in the class action lawsuit against the oil giant. Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Chevron Corp.’s motion in August, requiring the agreement be released.

Funding agreement still hasn’t been released in proposed class action over gas explosion

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 12, 2016, 3:38pm

The plaintiff in a proposed class action brought against oil giant Chevron Corp. over a gas explosion off the coast of Nigeria has yet to reveal the identity of his third-party funder. Last month, Judge Susan Illston ordered the plaintiff, a Nigerian fisherman, to meet and confer in person regarding the agreement and related documents.

Ruling will boost defendants' chances of discovering who is funding litigation against them

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 16, 2016, 3:10pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A court in California recently went against the tide and granted a defendant’s motion requiring the plaintiff to reveal the identity of a third party funder, which to date has been protected by confidentiality agreements.

Second Circuit rules for Chevron, agrees $9.5 billion judgment against oil giant was product of fraud, racketeering

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 9, 2016, 1:20pm

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this week sided with the company, finding “no basis” for overturning the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s judgment in 2014.