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Contingency Fees. Contingency Fees -- for Plaintiff’s Attorney in Personal Injury Actions -- Lawyer Only Gets Fees if Plaintiff Wins Pros: allows suit to be brought despite lack of resources avoids “pressuring” Plaintiff to settle Cons: encourages frivolous suits. Costs Follow The Event.

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Contingency Fees

  • Contingency Fees -- for Plaintiff’s Attorney in Personal Injury Actions -- Lawyer Only Gets Fees if Plaintiff Wins

  • Pros:

    • allows suit to be brought despite lack of resources

    • avoids “pressuring” Plaintiff to settle

  • Cons:

    • encourages frivolous suits


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Costs Follow The Event

  • “Loser Pays” -- Losing Side Pays Legal Fees of Winner -- British & Canadian System

  • Pros:

    • Discourages Frivolous Suits

    • Provides Total Compensation for Winning Side

  • Cons:

    • Discourages Meritorious Suits if Law Not Clear

    • Prevents Cases that would “Change” the Law


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