Hulk Hogan’s Gawker Lawsuit Reignites Debate over Third Party Litigation Funding

Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal and Palatir recently made headlines after it was revealed that he had bankrolled Terry Bollea aka Hulk Hogan’s $140 million dollar privacy lawsuit against gossip news site, Gawker Media. This practice is known as third-party litigation funding, which means funding by an outside party of all or part of one…

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Attorney-Client Privilege, Corporations, and California’s Approach

A recent decision by a federal district court in California underscores the importance of attorney-client privilege when the client is a corporation. That case answered the question of whether attorney-client privilege survives the dissolution of a corporation. The answer to that question, ruled by the judge, is that such attorney-client privilege does not survive when…

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