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CHAMPERTOR, crim. law. One who makes pleas or suits, or causes them to be moved, either directly or indirectly, and sues them at his proper costs, upon condition of having a part of the gain.

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That is, the champertor must seek out the real party in interest and encourage or guide the suit, "`offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or services.
34) In fact, the author conducted an interview with one champertor who lends as much as $100,000 in cases nationwide; this champertor did not know his contracts were void in dozens of states.
Except for a few repeat buyers of lawsuits who can minimize their costs, (32) and investors in suits with the prospect for substantial profit, (33) most champertors probably make the deal in ignorance of the law.
But the doctrine of champerty is only partially motivated by concern for unsophisticated tort plaintiffs defrauded by savvy champertors.
72) See Radin, supra note 55, at 71 ("If we dealt with this as a matter of abstract logic, it would be hard to justify the objection to champerty either in the case of lay champertors or lawyers.