Lawyer barons : what their contingency fees really cost America /
- Publication info:
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Osgoode Hall Law School Library
On the Shelf
Prepaid legal services plans : hearings before the Subcommittee on Representation of Citizen Interests of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-third Congress, second session, on recent developments in prepaid legal services plans : May 14 and 15, 1974. --
KF 310 G7 A2 J87 1974
- Lawyer barons : what their contingency fees really cost America / Lester Brickman.
- Main Author:
- Brickman, Lester, 1940-
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
- Physical Description:
xxv, 556 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents
- The origin of the contingency fee
- How profitable are contingency fees?
- Are contingency fee profits "reasonable"?
- How tort lawyers have increased their profits by restraining competition
- Why the market has failed to correct the absence of price competition
- Impediments imposed by the bar to price competition
- The effects of incentives created by contingency fees
- How the quest for profits influenced the development of the tort system
- Lawyers' role in the expansion of tort liability
- The role of the judiciary in tort system expansion
- Current and future expansions of tort liability
- The "litigation explosion" : fact or fiction?
- Measures of the rate of expansion of tort liability
- The relationship between injury rates and tort system costs
- The impacts of substantial increases in tort lawyers' effective hourly rates
- Class actions
- Fees in class actions
- How class action lawyers game fee setting
- Securities class actions
- Regulation through litigation
- A new role for punitive damages : policy making as a profit center
- For-profit partnerships between state attorneys general and contingency fee lawyers
- Appendix A. A critique of Alex Tabarrok : the problem of contingent fees for waiters
- Appendix B. Calculating tort lawyers' effective hourly rates in 1960
- Appendix C. Electronic discovery and the use of contract lawyers
- Appendix D. The HMO litigation
- Appendix E. The GM 'side saddle' truck litigation : the (short-lived) triumph of litigation over the regulatory process
- Appendix F. Modern class actions undermine democratic precepts
- Appendix G. Other ways lawyers game class action fees
- Appendix H. Nonrecourse financing of tort litigation
- Appendix I. Political contributions by tort lawyers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Appendix J. Special rules favoring lawyers
- Appendix K. The ultimate medical expense 'buildup' : whiplash
- Appendix L. The effect of punitive damages on compensatory awards.