N.Y. Court's Authority Questioned in MSA Case
- Lawyers as Designers or Disputants? Some Observations on the Economics of Civil Justice. Ogus, Anthony // Hume Papers on Public Policy;1999, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p28
Discusses the implication of investing money on lawyers on the economics of civil justice. Reasons for the excessive expenses incurred in obtaining legal services; Methods of avoiding excessive legal costs.
- Stocking up: Law firms forgo cash. Goldstein, Matthew // Crain's New York Business;08/09/99, Vol. 15 Issue 32, p3
Reveals that the market for initial public offering are motivating New York City lawyers to accept a portion of their legal fees in client stock. New York city firms that have received stocks in lieu of fees; Modest gains realized by law firms from the stocks; Concerns in the legal profession...
- Court Faces Dual Standards for Fee-Shifting. Fitz-James, Michael // Corporate Legal Times;May2000, Vol. 10 Issue 102, p74
Reports on the expected ruling of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on `fee-shifting' statutes in the United States. Standard applicable for the recovery of attorney fees by business defendants.
- Reinventing a Broken Billing Relationship. Slavin, Nat // Corporate Legal Times;Nov2002, Vol. 12 Issue 132, p4
Discusses issues related to the hourly billing system used by lawyers in the U.S. Tendency for the hourly bill system to create an environment in which power and leadership is transferred from the buyer of services to the seller of services; Efforts undertaken by legal community and legal...
- From `loser pays' to modified offer of judgment rules:... Sherman, Edward F. // Texas Law Review;Jun98, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p1863
Explores the historical explanations for American rule, which states that parties will bear the cost of their own attorneys' fees in litigation, whether or not they win or lose. Justification for the American rule; Criticisms against the rule; Incentives under fee shifting structures.
- Practice specialization and business growth drive lawyers' rates. Reed, Vita // Las Vegas Business Press;05/29/2000, Vol. 17 Issue 21, p1
Reports on factors contributing to Las Vegas, Nevada-area lawyers' high hourly fees. Areas of law in the region that are drawing higher fees; Comparison with rates in California; Benefits afforded by the city's population and business growth; Figures from the state Department of Employment,...
- How to Keep Legal Costs Down. // Business Owner;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p8
The article offers tips for business owners to keep legal costs down which include hiring a lawyer friend, knowing the right time to use a lawyer, and communicating with the lawyer to avoid wasted money and time.
- ATTORNEY FEES IN THE SUPREME COURT. Miller, Geoffrey P. // ABA Journal;Nov86, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p40
Investigates laws that authorize awards of attorney fees to plaintiffs under federal program in the United States. Question of simultaneous negotiation of fees and merit relief under laws with free-shifting provisions; Adjustment of fee award to reward high quality work; Whether to award...
- Here, I Insist. Sandler, Robert S.; Barnett, William // Secured Lender;May/Jun2000, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p58
Features a conversation between a lender and his lawyer. Ways to control legal fees within the commercial finance industry; Interpersonal relationship between lenders and lawyers; Factors for choosing law firms for lenders.