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The New American Rule: A First Amendment to the Client's Bill of Rights

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Publication Date: March 2000

Publisher(s): Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Center for Legal Policy

Author(s): Richard W. Painter

Topic: Justice (Legal procedure)
Law and ethics (Law and jurisprudence)
Law and ethics (Ethics)

Keywords: New American Rule; Contingent Fee Reform; Brickman-Horowitz-O'Connell Proposal

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In this Civil Justice Report Richard Painter, Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, reviews several proposals for legal reform aimed at protecting clients from excessive contingent fees.