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The case against lawyers’ contingent fees and the misapplication of principal-agent models

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  • Lorenzo Sacconi

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Article provided by Springer in its journal European Journal of Law and Economics.

Volume (Year): 32 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 263-292

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Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:32:y:2011:i:2:p:263-292

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Keywords: Contingent fees; Principal-agent; Incomplete contracts; Authority; Professional ethics; Fiduciary duties; Conformist preferences; L14; L84; K12; D64; D86; J44;

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  1. Bruno Deffains & Eric Langlais, 2011. "Informational externalities and settlements in mass tort litigations," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 32(2), pages 241-262, October.
  2. Cassone, Alberto & Ramello, Giovanni B., 2011. "The Simple Economics of Class Action: Private Provision of Club and Public Goods," IEL Working Papers 3, Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS.
  3. Giovanni Battista Ramello, 2011. "Aggregate litigation and regulatory innovation: another view of judicial efficiency," ICER Working Papers 24-2011, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
  4. Thomas Ulen, 2011. "An introduction to the law and economics of class action litigation," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 32(2), pages 185-203, October.
  5. Juergen Backhaus & Alberto Cassone & Giovanni Ramello, 2011. "The law and economics of class actions," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 32(2), pages 165-168, October.

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