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Archive for June 24th, 2009

CBC business columnist Michael Hlinka has this modest proposal for how to prevent class action abuse in Canada: make unsuccessful plaintiffs’ class action attorneys pay the defendant an amount equal to the amount of the contingent fees that they stood to earn if they had won.  It’s  not an idea that is likely to catch on among policymakers, but it’s sure to be popular among those who think that lawyers are the only ones who win in class actions.

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