Calif. High Court To Review Contingency Fee Dispute

Law360, New York (July 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear a public nuisance case against a group of lead paint manufacturers that will determine when public entities can hire outside attorneys on a contingency fee basis.

“This case presents the following issue: May a public entity retain private counsel to prosecute a public nuisance abatement action under a contingent fee agreement?” the Supreme Court said in its statement of the issue on Wednesday.

Ann Ravel, county counsel of Santa Clara County — one of 10 California cities and...
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