Courts Are Getting It Right On Litigation Funding Discovery
Law360 (January 22, 2019, 6:03 PM EST) -- Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied discovery into the identification of third-party funders with a financial interest in the outcome of an underlying patent infringement action. This order follows a long line of well-reasoned precedent across U.S. federal courts rejecting discovery forays into funding arrangements unless the party seeking discovery can make a specific showing that funding is relevant to the claims and defenses of the litigation. As the case law demonstrates, these instances are few and far between.
Plaintiff MLC Intellectual Property LLC sued defendant Micron Technology Inc. for patent infringement...
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