Funds Spring Up to Invest in High-Stakes Litigation

Wall Street Journal (Link to Full Article) A new breed of profit-seeker sees a huge, untapped market for betting on high-stakes commercial claims. Companies will spend about $15.5 billion this year on U.S. commercial litigation and an additional $2.6 billion on intellectual-property litigation, according to estimates by BTI Consulting Group Inc., a Wellesley, Mass., research firm that surveyed 300 large companies in 2011.