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July 16, 2004

news flash: contingency fee competition!

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 6:51 pm

one-breath pundit tv

update (excerpt from our post contingency fees: market failure, April 3, 2006):

To my dismay, however, that firm — Pennock, Breedlove & Noll which we praised in July 2004 after seeing its new tv ads, has removed its Fair Fee Promise from its ads and website. [the URL now redirects you to ]

FightingForYou pb&n

The PB&N masthead logo has replaced “Fair Fee Promise” with the innocuous, uninformative, and non-threatening (to other lawyers) “Fighting for You.” Although the site’s “personal injury” page still has the caption “IT’S OUR JOB TO GET YOU MORE, FOR LESS,” there is currently not one word about fees on that page, nor any other, beyond saying they only take a fee if you win. I would love to know what prompted this change — and, especially whether there have been hints (subtle or not) from their p/i colleagues that price competition is not acceptable in their guild.

more from mr. m

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 11:02 am

                                                                                    hawk red small




opening the sliding door

in her red pajamas



` ` ` ` ` ` ` `


sudden swell

taking the tiller

from my father


Language Haiku  (Jim Kacian & Dee Evetts, eds., Red Moon Press, 2001)

credits: “sudden swell” Agnieszka’s Dowry 12; “birdsong” Frogpond XXII:1


jaws clenched





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