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The Economics Of Third-Party Financed Litigation, Keith Hylton Oct 2011

The Economics Of Third-Party Financed Litigation, Keith Hylton

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This paper examines the law and economics of third-party financed litigation. I explore the conditions under which a system of third-party financiers and litigators can enhance social welfare, and the conditions under which it is likely to reduce social welfare. Among the applications I consider are the sale of legal rights (such as contingent tort claims) to insurers, to patent trolls, and to financiers generally.