NY Ruling Correctly Deems Legal Finance Docs Irrelevant

By Andrew Cohen (May 23, 2022, 5:56 PM EDT) — A recent decision from the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, Appellate Division, First Department, is noteworthy as the latest instance of a court ruling that the details of legal finance agreements are generally not relevant or discoverable.

Further, the decision is notable as the first ruling that directly addresses the discoverability of legal finance materials to come from the New York Appellate Division.

The ruling in Worldview Entertainment Holdings Inc. v. Woodrow affirms the denial of a motion to compel production of, inter alia, litigation funding documents, as the defendant failed to explain “how discovery…

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