How hiring a consumer lawyer is different from hiring a regular lawyer, and potentially much less costly. [Caveat Emptor]


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  1. SkyeBlue says:

    I was just at Walmart and their Great Value (not anymore anyways) yogurt has shrunk form an 8oz container to a 6 oz container with no drop in price.

    The only reason I really noticed it was because they had left 1 of the 8oz containers on the shelf!

  2. The Dude says:

    @SkyeBlue: And that’s relevant to this how?

  3. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    @The Dude: SkyeBlue meant to reply to the article just above this one.

  4. LawyerontheDL says:

    One thing that the Caveat Emptor article fails to mention is that even with a contingency fee situation, the client is responsible for expenses. These can add up to a fair amount, so you should always ask for details as to what is considered an expense and how much items cost. For instance, some firms charge $6 or even $10 for an outgoing fax. Also, seriously consider the percentage contingency any attorney plans to take. Contingency arrangements can be great for both the attorney and client, but they are not without pitfalls.