The Washington Post reports that a new website, CrowdJustice, is letting people crowdfund to pursue lawsuits.
Started in the United Kingdom, the web portal is a politically neutral site where people can solicit the public’s help in fighting injustice in the courts.
It’s been used to attack Brexit, defend the travel-banned Aziz brothers and help citizens in US territories get the right to vote.
Litigation finance is relatively new, started by hedge funds, and may result in problematic conflicts if the funders are able to direct the lawsuits. Distributed funding should not result in a similar issue, however.