The problem of providing access to justice for consumers in the United States is largely a problem of the high cost of attorneys' services. Major attempts to solve this problem include increased competition, enhanced damages, contingent fees, class actions, government provision of legal services, simplified procedures, arbitration, and mediation. The success or failure of each of these approaches depends not only upon legal provisions but on a variety of political and structural factors.
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- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)