Lenders are investing over $1 billion in lawsuits, including malpractice claims and class actions against corporations. These loans are financing large lawsuits, like those brought by ground zero workers, as well as less prominent cases. Such financing can cost a plaintiff more than a case is worth, but it will also have major consequences for those businesses that may now find themselves in court more often than before.

To read The New York Times article titled, "Investors Put Money on Lawsuits to Get Payouts," please click here.