Most COMMERCIAL & LARGE TORT CASES are considered
When a plaintiff is forced to file a lawsuit, the time and resources consumed by the process are exacerbated by the fact that a legal claim can easily take two years or more to work its way through the courts.
LexStone can bridge the gap. We provide funding for many types of claims, including:
- Contract Disputes
- Trademark and Copyright Infringement
- Anti-Competitive Claims
- Products Liability
- Construction Disputes
- Intellectual Property
- Shareholder Suits
- Securities and Investment Fraud
- Banking and Insurance Disputes
- Professional Negligence
- Qui Tam
- Appellate Cases
- Tobacco Cases
LexStone typically invests in claims with a value in excess of $5,000,000. For a case to qualify, it must meet the following requirements:
Legal Merits. LexStone only invests in cases with excellent legal merits. Legal merits means not only a strong basis for the case and a compelling theory of liability, but also a clear understanding of the claim’s terminal value. Time to adjudication of the matter is an important consideration as we will need to understand how long a case will require to reach resolution. Generally, more developed cases with substantial documentation are easier for us to evaluate.
Legal Team. LexStone only invests in cases which are represented by very experienced counsel, with a favorable track record in these types of claims. The plaintiff’s lawyers may be working on contingency or providing services on an hourly basis. In many situations, we require a degree of flexibility from counsel with respect to billable hours and alternative fee structures, as well as complete transparency relating to the prosecution of the claim.
Defendant’s Ability to Pay. LexStone only invests in cases where the defendant is a well-capitalized entity and there is complete transparency about its ability to pay any damages awarded as a result of litigation.
Costs of Litigation. The expected costs of the claim must be foreseeable. We will require an estimated budget from counsel to consider a case for funding and will expect a commitment to abide by their forecasts if the investment is made.