Billionaire Peter Thiel’s attack on Gawker is called “champerty,” and it used to be illegal — Quartz

It’s hard to pick a side in the Gawker-Thiel-Hogan lawsuit, reported earlier this week in Forbes. Billionaire Peter Thiel appears to be helping to fund Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media. But the lawsuit and its outcome are a mere sideshow to the main story, which is that this case is a terrifying development for…

via Billionaire Peter Thiel’s attack on Gawker is called “champerty,” and it used to be illegal — Quartz

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