Lawyers have incentives to bring more lawsuits

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June 28, 2011
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Hans Bader  
Posted in Commentary

"Diana Furchtgott-Roth notes that lawyers typically get a percentage of a worker's winnings in discrimination lawsuits against employers. Actually, they often get more than that, since employers have to pay them. Under a ruling in Christiansburg Garment Co. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, employers have to pay a worker's lawyer when a worker wins a discrimination lawsuit -- even when the worker gets little." (06/28/11)  

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