Divorce Investment Firms Fund Cases For A Cut

12/04/2010 07:43 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

While this business is in its infancy, Balance Point is part of a bigger trend -- the growing industry that invests in other people's lawsuits, arming plaintiffs with money to help them win more money from defendants. Banks, hedge funds and boutique firms like Balance Point now have a total of $1 billion invested in lawsuits at any given time, industry participants estimate.

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