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Government Moves to Limit Use of Attorneys’ Contingency Fees

12:33 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Kara Sissell

Recent state and federal decisions limiting government officials’ use of contingency fees to pay attorneys in certain cases could help put a stop to public nuisance lawsuits, such as those filed by states and municipalities against former manufacturers of lead-based paint, industry groups say. President Bush issued an executive order last week that prohibits in some cases the ability of federal agencies to employ outside counsel paid by contingency fees. In April, a Santa Clara, CA court upheld a lawsuit by Atlantic Richfield and several other paint...

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