Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
General
How do I invest in Tort Fund?
To download your FREE Investor Packet, click here.
What is Tort Fund?
Tort Fund, LLC (“Tort Fund”) was created to generate profits for stakeholders, while helping victims get justice for injuries caused by medical devices, medical products and the pharmaceutical industry.

Tort Fund offers the opportunity to diversify investor portfolios with investments that deliver aggressive returns while hedging against economic volatility. These opportunities are popular with both pre- and post-retirement investors and those who want to focus a portion of their portfolio on social impact investing.
What does Tort Fund offer?
Tort Fund offers litigation funding for mature mass tort cases with established liability and a precedent for settlement. We offer affordable, flexible fees to law firms and collateralized, UCC1-secured investments to accredited investors via specialty purpose vehicles (“SPVs”). 
What is litigation funding?
Litigation funding, also known as legal financing and third-party litigation funding, enables a party to litigate or arbitrate without having to pay for it. Law firms across the globe are utilizing this type of funding to expand their dockets and fund growth.
For Attorneys
How do I receive funding through Tort Fund?
Start your application process here.
How does Tort Fund financing work?
Law firms can apply for funding of up to 50% of a firm’s receivables—whether arising from pending claims or resolved claims—as collateral. We craft custom-finance solutions based on the value and type of those receivables.

When reviewing the application and supporting documentation, we seek high-quality counsel who specialize in seeking justice for victims of corporate greed. We consider risk profile, likely duration and other factors that will provide return on our capital investment and satisfactory compensation for the plaintiff(s).

What can funding be used for?
Use of proceeds may include: Hourly legal fees, expert witness fees, filing fees, court fees, discovery costs, working capital, marketing, medical record retrieval, and medical record review costs.
How much funding can Tort Fund provide?
Tort Fund will work with you to determine the expected costs of litigation and the optimal amount of funding in order to reach a resolution. Tort Fund’s minimum investment is $50,000 and is uncapped regarding maximum funding size.
Will Tort Fund have any control over the litigation or settlement negotiations?
No, Tort Fund does not receive any rights to manage, interfere with, or influence the prosecution of the case. Settlement strategy and decisions always remain in the plaintiff's control. 
Does litigation funding affect attorney-client privilege?
Tort Fund’s involvement as lenders does not affect the attorney-client privilege or put attorney work product at risk. We do not request access to attorney-client privileged materials, and we are always cognizant not to risk waiver of privilege. Recent court decisions have upheld that attorney work product shared with third-party funders is protected and communications with third-party funders are covered by the “common-interest” doctrine.
I submitted my application. What happens next?
Tort Fund’s underwriting team will complete an initial review and may contact you if additional information is required. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.
How long will it take Tort Fund to fund my law firm?
Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. If your application is flagged for review, you or your legal team will be contacted for additional information. The speed of the review process depends on the responsiveness of the parties during the review period. If your application is approved, you will receive a term sheet. After the terms are accepted, your funds will be disbursed within two business days.
What criteria determines if I will be approved for funding by Tort Fund?
Tort Fund's underwriting team considers several factors when evaluating cases including but not limited to the following:

• Legal team’s experience: Counsel with a strong track record of success in the related legal area is critical. We fund attorneys who work on a contingency or hourly basis.
• Defendant's creditworthiness: Defendants must be well-capitalized entities with an ability to pay any damages awarded as a result of litigation.

Does Tort Fund have capital immediately available to invest?
Yes. Tort Fund is currently lending to law firms who represent victims of defective medical devices (IVC blood clot filters), harmful consumer products (Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powders and Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer) and has capital ready and available to invest. Other litigation finance providers may have to go to market to raise capital for each opportunity they consider, which takes time. Tort Fund makes its own investment decisions and can provide funds as soon as an agreement is in place, usually within 7-10 days.

For Investors
How do I invest in Tort Fund?
To download your FREE Investor Packet, click here.
Who invests in Tort Fund?
Tort Fund investors include accredited, high net worth individuals and institutional investors, including select family offices, hedge funds and asset managers.
Do I need to be verified as an accredited investor to invest through Tort Fund?
Yes, you must be verified as an accredited investor in order to invest in Tort Fund. 
How do I prove that I am an accredited investor? 
You can provide any one of the following:
• Accreditation verification letter: Letter signed by a third-party (CPA, attorney, investment advisor, broker/dealer) of your choosing, verifying your status as an Accredited Investor.
• Income proof: Tax returns or W2s for the past two years.
• Asset proof: Copy of recent account or brokerage statements showing the value of your account(s) to be in excess of $1 million and credit release form.

How long does my proof of status as an accredited investor remain valid?
Verification of status as an Accredited Investor via an accreditation verification letter or asset proof remains valid for 3 months. Verification of status as an Accredited Investor via income proof remains valid until April 15th of the following year.
How does Tort Fund evaluate cases for investment?
Tort Fund's underwriting team considers several factors when evaluating cases including but not limited to the following:
• Legal team’s experience: Counsel with a strong track record of success in the related legal area is critical. We fund attorneys who work on a contingency or hourly basis.
• Defendant's creditworthiness: Defendants must be well-capitalized entities with an ability to pay any damages awarded as a result of litigation.

Are there fees for investors?
There are no management fees charged to investors. Tort Fund earns interest income from all loans made to law firms. 
How do investors transfer funds to Tort Fund? 
Investors are able to choose to fund their investment via ACH or wire transfer. Upon approval of investor’s accredited investor documents, we will provide funding instructions to ensure that funds are received properly and securely.
Can non-U.S. based investors invest in Tort Fund?
Yes, Tort Fund supports funding by non-U.S. based investors. Additional documentation may be required.
Are these investments risky? 
Yes, investments in legal claims offered through Tort Fund are speculative and carry a high degree of risk. Tort Fund's investment opportunity is a “private placement” that is not publicly traded, is subject to long holding period requirements, and is intended for investors who do not need a liquid investment. Investors must be able to afford the loss of their entire investment without a change to their lifestyle.
Investors are able to choose to fund their investment via ACH or wire transfer. Upon approval of investor’s accredited investor documents, we will provide funding instructions that funds are received properly and securely.
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Learn More About Litigation Funding
Tort Fund is a leader in the litigation funding industry. Reach out to us for more information.
Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Customer Service (888) 460-TORT
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All accredited investors using the Site must acknowledge the speculative nature of these investments and accept the high risks associated with investing in legal claims including but not limited to concentration risk, lack of control over the prosecution of underlying claims and claimant's inability to assert and collect on their claims. Investment opportunities posted on this Site are “private placements” of securities that are not publicly traded, are subject to holding period requirements, and are intended for investors who do not need a liquid investment. The plaintiff may not prevail in their lawsuit, resulting in a loss of invested capital for investors. Investors must be able to afford the loss of their entire investment without a change to their lifestyle. The securities are offered pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and are not required to comply with specific disclosure requirements that apply to registration under the Securities Act. Neither the US Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state regulator or other regulatory body has passed upon the merits of or given its approval to the securities, the terms of the offerings, or the accuracy or completeness of any offering materials. Neither Tort Fund nor any of its directors, officers, employees, representatives, affiliates or agents shall have any liability whatsoever arising, for any error or incompleteness of fact or opinion in, or lack of care in the preparation or publication, of the materials and communication herein or the or that the valuation of any securities offering is appropriate. Tort Fund does not give investment advice, provide analysis or recommendations regarding any offering posted on the Site. Prior results are not indicative of future performance; actual results may vary materially. The Site may contain “forward looking statements” which are not guaranteed. All investors should make their own determination of whether or not to make any investment, based on their own independent evaluation and analysis. You are strongly advised to consult your legal, tax and financial advisors before investing. The securities offered on this Site can only be marketed in jurisdictions where public solicitation of offerings are permitted; it is solely your responsibility to comply with the laws and regulations of your country of residence.

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