Ep. 12: All Eyes On Litigation Funding, Plus DMX’s Courthouse Rap
Hulk Hogan’s company-killing lawsuit against Gawker, largely funded by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel out of a grudge against the media company, cast a harsh light on the little-known world of third-party litigation funding. Andrew Strickler, senior legal ethics reporter, comes on the show to talk about why the attention from the case is making litigation funders nervous. Also on this week’s show, the hosts discuss Massachusetts’ highest court ruling that employers can be held liable for disability discrimination if they fire an employee for using medical marijuana, a Ninth Circuit ruling about whether a judge’s Twitter activity merits recusal, and the latest legal woes of rapper DMX.
Full Show (Runtime: 29:03)
Top News: Massachusetts says employees can’t be fired for using medical marijuana (7:01)
Top News: Ninth Circuit weighs in on whether a judge’s Twitter activity merits recusal (5:09)
Legal Industry Minute: Law firm leaders say second half of 2017 looking bright, firms are moving away from non-equity role & Trump taps Ty Cobb to join legal team (1:26)
Main Story: Gawker case puts all eyes on litigation funding (9:03)
Offbeat: The latest legal woes of rapper DMX (6:03)