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Car insurers sidestep ban on taking fees from lawyers... by turning into law firms themselves
Simon Douglas, director of AA Insurance, said: ‘The reforms should go some way towards bringing no-win, no-fee ... claims is being stamped out. One of the major reforms introduced on April 1 was a scheme to limit the fees paid to lawyers on small ... read more
Greedy lawyers' £120,000 bill... to settle £5,000 NHS compensation claim: How legal firms' charges dwarf the payouts to negligence victims
A third of the £1.1billion NHS compensation bill is going to lawyers, stark figures ... £800 an hour despite using unqualified staff to represent the victim. The NHS spent £1.1billion on medical negligence claims in 2014/15. This has almost doubled ... read more
The shady college football team that gets paid to lose games
And with that, the College of Faith — despite having no licence from Arkansas or accreditation by the US Department of Education — was officially a college. The only cost to Thomas was a $250 filing fee ... at the school without compensation. read more
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Emma and Liam Top Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2017
This marks the first time Liam has bested the boys, beating Noah for the top spot, and the fourth straight year for Emma. Liam first crawled into the top 10 in 2012 and has been reaching for the highest honor ever since. In other huge baby name news ... read more
Naomi's chilling effect
Now the court has ruled that the group must also pay the model's legal costs, totalling more than £1m under a “no win, no fee” agreement ... to ensure that such claims were no longer just a rich man's preserve. But, often involving costs out of ... read more
MEP calls for urgent inquiry into two hospitals 'that sold confidential patient details to accident claim firms'
... of their own clients to 'no-win, no-fee lawyers' for up to £1,000 per person. These 'claims managers' then bombard the motorist with unwanted texts and phone calls offering to help them to pursue compensation claims for often non-existent injuries. read more
Showdown over swipe fee price-fixing settlement
Lawyers ... "no surcharge" rules Visa and MasterCard had, allowing retailers to pass their fees on to consumers should they choose to do so, and it allows merchants to form buying groups to negotiate better interchange rates. It also gives retailers cash ... read more
Victory for motorists as 'referral fees' which push up car insurance premiums are banned
Justice Secretary Ken Clarke will today announce the end of ‘referral fees’ – a cynical cash ... clients to ‘no-win, no-fee lawyers’ for up to £1,000 per person. In some cases, the fee can be as much as £10,000. So-called ‘claims managers ... read more
Ur-Turn: Transparency In The Car Buying Process. What Is It Really?
Dealers woke up and pushed back. To be clear, I have no problem with dealers making money on car deals. And auto dealers should abide by both the spirit and letter of the law on “legal transparency.” But there is no other retail business I can ... read more
Elizabeth Warren 2002 – Working on at least 10 private legal matters
I have assisted in the preparation for petitions for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in two cases involving future claims, one in an environmental ... to spending 20% of their time on non-law school related matters, and this admonition ... read more