March 16, 2007
Overseas Contingent Fees
(Hey, that rhymes.)
Tony Sebok (Brooklyn, but soon to be Cardozo), has a thorough and helpful Writ piece exploring the recent German Constitutional Court decision holding that "under certain narrow circumstances, there was a constitutional right to be able to bring a civil action by means of a contingency fee contract with a lawyer." It includes a useful explanation of the lawsuit-financing companies that exist in Germany.
As he points out, it will be an interesting experiment to follow.
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