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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

Abstract:

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.