Low-yield environment leads to litigation finance boom

Low-yield environment leads to litigation finance boom

Investors hurt by more than a decade of low interest rates are searching for higher returns in uncharted areas, leading to a boom in the litigation finance industry, where lawsuits are funded by third parties. Critics say it will lead to more lawsuits in an already litigious society and reduce the payouts victims receive.

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Experts, lawmakers: NASA should focus more on Mars, less on moon

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Senators criticized NASA Wednesday for not spending enough money on the Trump administration-backed mission of sending humans to Mars in near future -- urging the agency to make "tough decisions" and focus more on Mars than the moon. The...

Businesses call for a uniform federal blockchain standard

WASHINGTON – Some businesses want to use blockchain technologies so they can have a more secure and convenient transaction environment, but lack of a uniform standard is a roadblock that the federal government could solve, some business leaders told the Congressional...

China poses threats to U.S. through technology transfers

WASHINGTON – China’s systematic technology transfers through industrial espionage, state-sponsored theft and infiltrating academia are acts of war and should be combated aggressively, experts and members of Congress said Thursday. "We need to quit talking about...

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