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contingency fee

n.
A fee, as for an attorney's services, that is payable only in the event of a successful or satisfactory outcome.
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contingency fee

n
(Law) a lawyer's fee that only becomes payable if the case is successful
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Noun1.contingency fee - a fee that is payable only if the outcome is successful (as for an attorney's services)
fee - a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
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contingency fee

n (US Jur) → Erfolgshonorar nt
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The case probably does not prevent fee owners and their attorneys to contract for a contingent fee that comes out of the award given to the fee owner.
Hicks, a former HLO client, for the payment of certain legal fees allegedly owed by Hicks to HLO under a contingent fee agreement.
One current controversy in the tax arena is the use of contract auditors paid on a contingent fee basis to perform state and local taxpayer audits.
The alternatives are identical, except that alternative 1 contains the following provision in new subdivision (e)(4) that is not contained in alternative 2: "The court or applicable tribunal, after reviewing the totality of all relevant circumstances, may also adjust the fee of the primary lawyer, including so that the combined fee of both the primary lawyer and the extraordinary lien and subrogation lawyer do not exceed the contingent fee schedule for personal injury and wrongful death matters set forth in this rule." Members who desire to comment on these proposed amendments may do so within 30 days of the filing of the Bar's petition.
As a result, it's perfectly natural and understandable that inside lawyers often want to pass on challenges to outside counsel in the form of alternative or even fully contingent fee arrangements.
Chembio will get a non-refundable signature fee and a contingent fee based on validation of transfer activity milestones.
Additionally, Chembio will receive a non-refundable signature fee and, approximately one year later, a contingent fee upon validation of the transfer activity milestones.
Clients who enter into "contingent fee" arrangements usually agree in advance to pay the law firm a percentage of whatever proceeds are collected from the opposing party.
New York, NY, December 18, 2013 --(PR.com)-- New York attorney Michael Johnson has given the legal profession a very strong signal the days of contingent fee (commonly referred to as “no win no fee”) lawsuits may be coming to an end.
On October 12,2012, Tax Executives Institute filed the following comments with the Canadian Department of Finance on a government consultation relating to the use of contingent fee arrangements in prosecuting claims for the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentives.
The common law rule in most jurisdictions is that it is improper to pay an occurrence witness any fee for testifying and that it is improper to pay an expert witness a contingent fee. The purpose of Rule 3.4(b) is "to assure that a court and jury will hear the honest conclusions of the expert unvarnished by the temptation to share in the recovery." (14) Rule 7-109(C) of the ABA's Model Code of Professional Responsibility is even more explicit, providing that "a lawyer shall not pay, offer to pay, or acquiesce in the payment of compensation to a witness contingent upon the content of his testimony or the outcome of the case."

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