Double-dipping Lawyers Taking Big Slice of Injury Settlements

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Toronto Star



Allan Hutchinson, an Osgoode Hall law professor commissioned to write a report about problems with the contingency fee system for the Insurance Bureau of Canada, called double dipping “egregious” and noted that personal injury lawyers mounted “concerted opposition” to his attempts to write the report.

In his report, he said “there is suggestive evidence that lawyers are cashing in on the opportunities for enhancing their fees afforded by contingency fee agreements.”