The moment when litigation has been successful in court and a judgment or award is handed down should be a time for celebration. An award or judgment represents the culmination of years of time, effort, energy and capital; in a perfect world payment would follow swiftly. Unfortunately the world is far from perfect and in reality actual cash may still be a long way off when a judgment or award is issued.


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It is a sad fact of life that fraud occurs on a daily basis across the United States and the world. This form of criminal behavior is particularly offensive due to the deceptive nature of the crime which often entails the perpetrator gaining the trust of the victim in order to defraud them. Fraud is especially prevalent in the financial industry and litigation financing companies are particularly susceptible to three types of fraud.


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A recent op-ed published on CNBC provides an interesting commentary on the future of American clean energy. According to the authors, Americans, independent of political affiliation, support and value the environment and clean energy. Polling data provides evidence that both conservative and liberal respondents alike eagerly support government funded renewable technology, energy efficiency, and natural… Keep reading →

A new pipeline may be in the works in the United States. Three states boast lawmakers who are pushing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the $5.1 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposal, as put forth by Dominion. Environmentalists, of course, have said this pipeline is simply not necessary. Sixteen lawmakers from Virginia, West … Keep reading →

Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidency, and fast approaching legislation expiration dates are leaving the EU, UK, and US wondering where the future of renewable energy technology is heading. In the US, a major player for renewable energy research and development, President Trump has expressed opposition towards research for climate change.  Many fear that these feelings of… Keep reading →


Oklahoma’s former Attorney General has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to lead the EPA in the face of heated debate, divisive controversy, and questionable loyalty. This week Senate confirmation hearings approved Scott Pruitt to serve as the chief of the EPA and left many disgruntled Democrats and environmentalists.  Pruitt’s confirmation did not pass easily… Keep reading →

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“First, it must be stated that a true right of the environment does exist, and for two reasons: First, because we human beings are part of the environment, we live in communion with it since the environment itself entails ethical limits which human activity must acknowledge and respect. Man, for all of his remarkable gifts… Keep reading →


The New York State Supreme Court has struck down a City ban of polystyrene containers. The ban was supported by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, but the Court found that the City didn’t fully look into the market for recycling the “soft foam” containers instead of banning them outright. You can get pretty… Keep reading →

Shell Reports Large Drop In Quarterly Earnings

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The state of Florida has quietly banned the use of the words “climate change” and “global warming” from all official correspondence. First reported in an article by Tristram Korten, officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the same agency who is tasked to study the climate and prepare for natural disasters were told that… Keep reading →

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