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A report on class action recoveries: Why companies opt out and what they stand to gain

New research commissioned by Burford Capital demonstrates that companies that choose not to opt out of a class action proceeding do so for economic reasons, and that companies with large claims stand to recover more and can preserve their budgets by using legal finance as part of their opt out strategies. The research also shows that companies already using legal financing are opting out three times more often than their competitors.

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Litigation Funders Expect More Class Actions as Australia’s Government Relaxes Rules

Plans by Australia’s recently elected Labor government to reinstate a financial services licensing exemption for litigation funders could lead to an upswing in class action funding. Andrew Saker, chief executive of litigation funder Omni Bridgeway, one of the few funders to have an Australian Financial Services Licence, said the government’s proposed changes will create a more conducive environment for litigation funders to work in the class action environment.

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Burford Capital appoints Jordan Licht as Chief Financial Officer

Jordan Licht has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Burford Capital. Mr. Licht was previously the Chief Operating Officer of both Caliber Home Loans and Newrez LLC. He replaces Ken Brause, who becomes a Senior Advisor to Burford and will assist in the CFO transition.

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