Fair Pre-Settlement Funding – An Oxymoron or a Viable Alternative?

By Erin Waas, Executive Director of The Milestone Foundation  “I have a good client who needs pre-settlement funding, which I almost always advise against. But she is desperate, and this case will settle soon. Do you think you can help?” As the executive director of The Milestone Foundation – the only nonprofit providing

Why won’t legal funders be honest about costs?

For-profit funders will often seek out plaintiffs in tough spots and essentially exploit them, loaning them money without making it clear what they might owe back once their settlement comes in.