When lawmakers convene in January, one of the bills they’ll consider would limit the reasons a person could sue lawyers who use contingency fee agreements—so long as they contained the right disclosures.
“A party may bring an action on a claim arising out of an agreement to which this section applies or the representation that is the subject of the agreement only on the ground that the agreement was obtained by corruption, coercion, force, fraud or other undue means, or that the agreement was forged,” said House Bill 247 by Rep. Richard Peña Raymond, D-Laredo, who didn’t return a call seeking comment before deadline.
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