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On Plaintiff Preferences Regarding Methods of Compensating Lawyers

Abstract : This paper analyzes a litigation contest in which the plaintiff’s lawyer and the defendant choose effort. The plaintiff selects the relative importance of a contract component related to the judgment (similar to contingent fees) and a component related to the lawyer’s efforts (similar to conditional fees) to ensure lawyer participation and guide the lawyer’s decision-making. For our setup, we find that the plaintiff considers the component related to the lawyer’s effort to be the relatively more desirable instrument in the light of its effort-inducing and cost characteristics. However, high levels of the lawyer’s outside utility may limit the role of this component.
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Submitted on : Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:00:05 PM
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Tim Friehe, Yannick Gabuthy. On Plaintiff Preferences Regarding Methods of Compensating Lawyers. Review of Law & Economics, 2019, 15 (3), ⟨10.1515/rle-2018-0008⟩. ⟨hal-02443814⟩

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