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This past week, I attended a trial packed with international intrigue and a potential $16 billion judgment. In today’s edition, the backstory of an extraordinary Wall Street showdown.
But first, a scoop about Trump and Fox News…
On the Docket
Trump’s Tucker Tapes: As the possibility of Jan. 6-related criminal charges hover over Donald Trump, the former president has...
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If you could travel back in time eight years, with $15 million in hand, what would you do with the money? Would you invest in Apple (up nearly 600 percent), Tesla (more than 1,500 percent), Nvidia (around 8,000 percent)? How about buying the rights to prosecute a socialist South American government?
Burford Capital, which specializes in financing mega-lawsuits, made that very bet. In 2015, the publicly-traded British firm stepped into a...
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