GAG - Federal prosecutors in Washington say longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone is violating a gag order by commenting about his case on Facebook and Instagram–and they want U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson to set a hearing on the matter. Nate Robson reports that prosecutors argue Stone has violated the judge’s gag order, which is a condition of his release in a pending criminal case, by posting comments about the Mueller investigation tagged to media outlets like the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN and the Wall Street Journal. You’ll recall that Stone is fighting charges that he lied to congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, obstructed justice and tampered with a witness.
WORLDWIDE - Litigation funding is spanning the globe. John Kang reports that funder IMF Bentham Ltd. has launched a $500 million fund to underwrite disputes outside the U.S. The fund, called Fund 5, is the second non-U.S. fund for the Sydney-based company and comes just two years after it announced its first non-U.S. endeavor, which had an aggregate capital of about $115 million focused on investments in Australia, Asia, Canada and Europe. In April, IMF Bentham partnered with Boies Schiller Flexner to provide up to $30 million in funding capital toward Vietnam-related cross-border disputes. IMF Bentham has offices in Hong Kong and Singapore in Asia, as well as in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide in Australia.
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