Champerty

• (n.) The prosecution or defense of a suit, whether by furnishing money or personal services, by one who has no legitimate concern therein, in consideration of an agreement that he shall receive, in the event of success, a share of the matter in suit; maintenance with the addition of an agreement to divide the thing in suit. See Maintenance. ...
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Champerty

(n) Champerty is the agreement or understanding between the plaintiff and the attorney to decide the terms and mode of financing of the suit and sharing of the compensation when it is awarded. It is the method of postponing the advocates fee and tying it up with his performance and outcome of the case
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champerty

noun an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client`s suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded; `soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty`
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Champerty

Cham'per·ty noun [ French champart field rent, Latin campipars ; champ (L. campus ) field + part (L. pars ) share.] 1. Partnership in power; equal share of authority. [ Obsolete] « Beauté ne sleighte, strengthe ne hardyness, Ne may with Venus...
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Champerty

A bargain with a plaintiff or defendant, campum partire, to divide the land or other matter sued for between them if they prevail at law, the champertor undertaking to carry on the suit at his own expense.
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Champerty

An agreement between the party suing in a lawsuit (the plaintiff) and another person, who agrees to finance and carry the lawsuit in return for a percentage of the recovery. In some states, champerty is illegal. However, it is also the basis for the legal and commonly accepted practice of contingency fee arrangements with attorneys, who represent t...
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champerty

illegal contract to finance a lawsuit for a percentage fee
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champerty

n. an agreement between the party suing in a lawsuit (plaintiff) and another person, usually an attorney, who agrees to finance and carry the lawsuit in return for a percentage of the recovery (money won and paid). In common law this was illegal on the theory that it encouraged lawsuits. Today it is legal and often part of a "contingent fee" agreem...
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