Law firm Mishcon de Reya said that it has secured litigation funding to pursue a claim against insurer Allianz on behalf of hospitality operators who claim that they should have received business interruption cover after Corbin & King secured a multi-million-pound victory against insurer Axa for Covid-19 business interruption losses in February.
Tets Ishikawa of LionFish, Edward Bird of Solomonic, Nick West of Mishcon de Reya and Alex Oddy of Herbert Smith Freehills describe how big data is shaking up the litigation funding sector, and why law firms and funders with a dearth of data are at risk of falling prey to their competitors.
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.