LCM is backing a new representative action in the UK being brought by Mishcon de Reya on behalf of up to 1.6 million individuals against Google and DeepMind Technologies for the unlawful use of patients’ confidential medical records. The claim arises out of an arrangement formed in 2015 between Google and DeepMind and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The tech companies obtained and used a substantial number of confidential and private medical records without patients’ knowledge or consent.
Litigation Capital Management (LCM) has announced its half year results ended 31 December 2021. The company saw a gross profit of A$13.9m (H121: A$5.4m) and a further 89 applications received in the two month period to 28 February 2022 which demonstrates an acceleration in momentum and return to normal operating conditions. Overall, at the ten-and-a-half-year mark, LCM saw an increase in investment performance metrics achieving a cumulative Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) of 162%, [including losses] and a cumulative IRR of 79% (HY 2021: 78%).
Australian fashion designer Katie Perry is taking on pop superstar Katy Perry in a ‘David and Goliath’ fight about using the iconic name to sell clothes. Katie trademarked her name in 2008 just as Katy Perry became a smash hit. LCM is backing the case.