Room For Debate has taken up the subject:

With litigation costs rising, many plaintiffs and their lawyers do not have the money to hire expensive experts or pay for years of trial preparation. To fill this need, specialized litigation lenders are stepping in to bankroll lawsuits – often providing millions of dollars at very high interest rates because conventional banks typically do not offer such loans.

Borrowing money to sue people: what could better sum up American culture today?

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