plaintiff's attorney

plaintiff's attorney

n. the attorney who represents a plaintiff (the suing party) in a lawsuit. In lawyer parlance a "plaintiff's attorney" refers to a lawyer who regularly represents persons who are suing for damages, while a lawyer who is regularly chosen by an insurance company to represent its insureds is called a "defense attorney." (See: plaintiff, defense attorney)

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It is also common for a plaintiff's attorney in one state to tip off a fellow plaintiff's attorney in another state, who will then tip off another, and so on, creating a domino effect of class actions.
The defense attorney wants as many educated people as possible on the jury, and the plaintiff's attorney wants uneducated people.
4 million Tuesday to some 44 homeowners who sued Newhall Land over property damage sustained in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the plaintiff's attorney said Tuesday.
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In the other case, Banaitis, 340 F3d 1074 (2003), the Ninth Circuit had held that the portion of the recovery paid to the attorney as a contingent fee is excluded from the plaintiff's gross income only if state law gives the plaintiff's attorney a special property interest in the fee.
This predisposition will be magnified if the plaintiff's attorney can present any evidence that the insurance company handled the plaintiff's claim callously, unfairly, without compassion, with needless delays, or in a way that appears greedy.
On November 8, 2001, a "Preliminary Infant Compromise Order" was entered directing the defendant hospital to pay $2 million into an insured interest bearing escrow account maintained by the plaintiff's attorney directly.
When bringing an action for medical professional liability in Pennsylvania, a plaintiff's attorney must now file a separate certificate of merit for each licensed professional against whom a claim is alleged.
unlike traditional tort litigation where the plaintiff's attorney gets a portion of the award, in nursing home cases, prevailing plaintiffs can recover reasonable attorneys fees from the defendant.
2) Thus, if the plaintiff prevails, the plaintiff is not reimbursed by the defendant for the plaintiff's attorney fees, which are typically calculated on either an hourly rate or a contingency fee basis.
The Elam case was 10 years in the making, said plaintiff's attorney Robert McCoy, of Cascino Vaughan Law Offices.