Lawsuit funding sparks insurer concerns

The debate over disclosure of litigation funding in the US continues – a statement by Tim McCarthy of Verisk Analytics that “funding should be disclosed in the same way insurance details must be disclosed” has been met with stiff opposition from Andrew Lundberg of Burford Capital, who argues that litigation funding is “not relevant in the same way insurance coverage is required to be disclosed in litigation,” where parties are “effectively insured or indemnified against a bad outcome.” More from Business Insurance.