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Contingent Fees Yes: Lawyers should have the benefit of the bargain/ Lawrence J.Fox No: Clients should get the benefit of full disclosure/ Lisa G. Lerman

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Classification:Billable Hours
 
Date Published:07/01/1995
 
Title:Contingent Fees
Yes: Lawyers should have the benefit of the bargain/ Lawrence J.Fox
No: Clients should get the benefit of full disclosure/ Lisa G. Lerman
 
Source:ABA Journal
 
Summary:

A Point/Counterpoint look at justifiable fees.
Recently, some states, including New York and Illinois have implemented "caps" on maximum fees in medical malpractice cases, Lawrence J.Fox and Lisa G. Lerman fervently disagree with the fees an attorney should reasonably charge when the case settles quickly without a substantial time investment. 2 pages

 

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