My business has a pending lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against one of our former business partners for violating his noncompete clause. I got a lawyer in New York who was willing to take the case on contingency, but now he's telling me I need $15,000 for depositions and costs. It looks like there are companies online that can pay for these things, but has anyone ever used them? Are they reliable? Here's the litigation finance company I was looking at called Legalist...it came up as an ad on Google. Does anybody know if they're reliable?