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Speculating on Justice: The Ethics and Jurisprudence of Contingency Fees

David Luban

in Legal Ethics and Legal Practice

Published in print March 1996 | ISBN: 9780198259459
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681950 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259459.003.0006
Speculating on Justice: The Ethics and Jurisprudence of Contingency Fees

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This chapter discusses contingency fee arrangements as a means of expanding access to the justice system. In the course of doing so, discusses the social utility of litigation as a pre-eminent means of law enforcement and explores whether the United States attaches a higher value to litigation than England and Australia.

Keywords: contingency fee; litigation; law enforcement; United States

Chapter.  17655 words. 

Subjects: Legal System and Practice

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