Bill Would Stop Private Lawyers Who Help Counties Sue Polluters
by: Dave Fehling, April 16, 2013 6:04:00 am
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Sometimes, private lawyers can receive millions of dollars when they win big lawsuits that are filed on behalf of the government. Later this morning in Austin, a legislative committee is set to consider putting a stop to some of those "contingency fee" arrangements. But some county governments, who use those arrangements to sue companies for polluting the environment, say banning them would have a devastating effect.
Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.