Cops Chasing Ambulances

Richard L. Abel

in Lawyers on Trial

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199760374
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827077 | DOI:
Cops Chasing Ambulances

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This chapter begins by presenting cases showing that solicitation is widespread and open. Lawyers learn it from mentors and peers, as well as the cappers themselves (who often use ethnic identity to attract minority clients). Many cappers initiate and dominate the scheme, doing everything except litigate. Lawyers seek to disguise cappers as independent contractors and “investigators”, in order to preserve deniability. The arrangement is highly profitable to both sides. The chapter presents an unusually inventive method for connecting automobile injury victims with lawyers and doctors.

Keywords: lawyers; solicitation; cappers; automobile injury victims

Chapter.  26076 words. 

Subjects: Legal System and Practice

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