胜诉酬金与诉讼爆炸

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【作者】托马斯 J.M

【内容提要】

Contingent fees are attractive to plaintiffs because they bear little financial risk of filing a lawsuit. As a result, critics see them as invitations to frivolous suits. However, there exists little theoretical or empirical evidence for this claim. The purpose of this article is to provide a rigorous theoretical analysis of the effect of contingent fees on the extent of frivolous litigation.

【关键词】Contingent and hourly fees; plantiff's injuries; Litigation costs

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