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Lawyers on TrialUnderstanding Ethical Misconduct$
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Richard L. Abel

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199760374

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760374.001.0001

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Cops Chasing Ambulances

Cops Chasing Ambulances

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(p.67) 2. Cops Chasing Ambulances
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Lawyers on Trial
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Richard L. Abel (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760374.003.0002

This chapter begins by presenting cases showing that solicitation is widespread and open. Lawyers learn it from mentors and peers, as well as the cappers themselves (who often use ethnic identity to attract minority clients). Many cappers initiate and dominate the scheme, doing everything except litigate. Lawyers seek to disguise cappers as independent contractors and “investigators”, in order to preserve deniability. The arrangement is highly profitable to both sides. The chapter presents an unusually inventive method for connecting automobile injury victims with lawyers and doctors.

Keywords:   lawyers, solicitation, cappers, automobile injury victims

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