Here’s a nugget that folks on both the plaintiffs- and defense-side of the class action bar are likely to find noteworthy: Companies that opt out of class actions to pursue their own individual claims most or all of the time are three times more likely to use legal finance than those that tend to remain in the class.

That’s according to a survey of 150 in-house lawyers in the U.S. who are responsible for their companies’ commercial litigation decisions recently commissioned by the publicly-traded legal finance firm Burford Capital. The report on the survey, which Burford is releasing this morning, also says that more than half of in-house lawyers who have not used legal finance said that its potential availability could positively impact their decisions to opt out of class actions and go it alone.