The New York Times had an interesting article about the problem consumers with mortgage foreclosure problems are having in obtaining legal help. The law changed and said that no lawyer could take payment for one of these cases without finishing the case. The theory being that consumers then wouldn’t be swindled by having to pay big retainers and not receive any results.
The mortgage companies still have lawyers.
Those lawyers still get paid as billed.
Funny that the law wasn’t that the mortgage company didn’t get anything (not interest, no late fees, no costs) until the case was finished.
Now, there may be a lot more to the issue than the article contains. But this is a great example of what happens when tort reformers ( you know those free market gardens of big business) become regulators on what lawyers make.
– It is always one sided.
– It is aimed at really preventing consumers from getting help
– It never looks at the negligence and lack of responsibility that started the problem in the first place.
It’s time that this nonsense stopped.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.