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What America´s trial lawyers
want from Santa

Washington Examiner, by Editorial

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Posted By:Judy W., 12/19/2012 7:45:35 AM

Sometimes, you´ve got to spend money to make money. For the American Association for Justice, the largest trial lawyers organization in the country, it costs a lot to keep getting the gift that keeps on giving. The AAJ increased its federal lobbying expenditures by 42 percent -- from $840,000 to $1.15 million -- between the second and third quarter of 2012. Its Christmas list includes anything that opens up or helps keep open opportunities for its members and other plaintiffs´ lawyers to score enormous contingency fees from settlements or court judgments.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/19/2012 8:06:45 AM     (No. 9073917)

Shakespeare was right.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 12/19/2012 9:10:13 AM     (No. 9074047)

You want to change modern legal culture? Two things:

1. Remove the hourly billing regime to be replaced with fee-for-service (as it was ~50 years ago).

2. In lawsuits, make the loser pay the winner´s costs, including atty fees and make the losing lawyers jointly and severally liable for those fees & costs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: retiree, 12/19/2012 10:04:07 AM     (No. 9074196)


Something wrong here. Obama said there would be "no lobbyists" during his administration.
He wouldn´t lie to the American public would he?

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