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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 06 Aug 1997 14:56:12 GMT
On 8 April 1997, Tom Harris wrote: >The expert will then have several thousand $ fee that the lawyer has to pay.< Unless lawyers handling contingency fee cases in California work differently than lawyers in Arizona, *NOTHING* comes out of the lawyer's pocket. Contingency fee cases are the contingency fee *plus* costs, and experts' fees are costs as well as copying at 25 to 50 cents a page. I have been told by lawyers that they are not permitted by the Arizona State Bar to even advance experts' fees, but I think that, if that is true, they can find their way around it if they want to. Another item in lawyers contingency fee contracts that I have *heard* about is that if the client fires the lawyer, hires another lawyer, or decides to drop the lawsuit, then the client *has* to pay the lawyer (and probably everyone else in that firm that kibitzed on the case), at his/her hourly rate, for the time that had been spent in addition to costs. In other words, if a lawyer drags his/her feet on a case until the client gets disgusted and hires another lawyer, he/she gets paid for the time spent, so apparently the only way for a lawyer to lose money on a contingency fee case is to lose the case. (Talk about things that people will sign!) Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural) Tucson, Arizona --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [184.108.40.206]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id NAA03189 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Wed, 9 Apr 1997 13:23:43 -0500 (CDT) Received: from dub-img-6.compuserve.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id da017137; Wed, 9 Apr 1997 11:17:32 -0700 Received: by dub-img-6.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.950515) id OAA09035; Wed, 9 Apr 1997 14:14:23 -0400 Date: 09 Apr 97 14:12:03 EDT From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)CompuServe.COM> To: SEAOC <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> Subject: Re: Limit of Liability Message-ID: <970409181203_73527.1356_CHK49-1(--nospam--at)CompuServe.COM> Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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