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One-way fee shifts

A bill in the California legislature would create new entitlements for the state attorney general's office -- and even in some cases private attorneys partnering with the AG -- to reap one-way fee shifts from losing opponents. Under a one-way arrangement, of course, there is no corresponding and symmetric obligation to pay fees when the opponents prevail. Civil Justice Association of California sounds the alarm.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.