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Medical Injuries Compensation Reform Act: Unconstitutional Until Proven Otherwise

Richard L. Abel

in Lawyers on Trial

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199760374
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827077 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760374.003.0003
Medical Injuries Compensation Reform Act: Unconstitutional Until Proven Otherwise

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Overcharging and neglect are the two most common client complaints. Lawyers must not “enter into an agreement for, charge, or collect an illegal or unconscionable fee”. This chapter focuses on the Medical Injuries Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), enacted by the California legislature in 1975, which set limits on the contingent fees of plaintiffs' lawyers and required them to give clients a duplicate copy of the retainer.

Keywords: lawyer's fees; attorney's fees; retainer; legal costs; Medical Injuries Compensation Reform Act

Chapter.  50453 words. 

Subjects: Legal System and Practice

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