Access to justice for the consumer in the USA

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-78
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Consumer Policy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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