Lester Brickman

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Professor of Law

55 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10003

United States

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

On the Theory Class's Theories of Asbestos Litigation: The Disconnect between Scholarship and Reality

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 31, No. 33, 2004
Number of pages: 138 Posted: 01 Feb 2004
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Asbestos, civil justice system, asbestos litigation, mass screening, pulmonary function tests

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Ethical Issues in Asbestos Litigation

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 33, pp. 833-912, 2005, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 124
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 08 Jul 2005
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Asbestos, asbestos litigation, screenings, pre-packaged bankruptcies, solicitation, witness preparation, conflicts of interest, bankruptcy rule 2019, limited funds, creditors committees, tort reform, future claims representative, legal ethics, mass torts

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Effective Hourly Rates of Contingency Fee Lawyers: Competing Data and Non-Competitive Fees

Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2003
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 25 Jan 2004
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Contingent fee, hourly rates, tort reform

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Disparities between Asbestosis and Silicosis Claims Generated By Litigation Screenings and Clinical Studies

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2007, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 192
Number of pages: 111 Posted: 14 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2011
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Asbestosis, silicosis, litigation screenings, Judge Janis Jack, MDL1553, manufactured for money, asbestos litigation, silica litigation, pulmonary function tests

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The Market for Contingent Fee-Financed Tort Litigation: Is it Price Competitive?

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 25, 2003
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 30 Oct 2003
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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The Use of Litigation Screenings in Mass Torts: A Formula for Fraud?

Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 241, Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 6, 2008
Number of pages: 134 Posted: 13 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2009
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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On the Applicability of the Silica Mdl Proceeding to Asbestos Litigation

Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, Vol. 12, p. 35, Fall 2006, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 158
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Jul 2006
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Silica Litigation, Asbestos Litigation, Silica MDL, screenings, B readers, Mass Torts

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An Analysis of the Financial Impact of S.852: The Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act of 2005

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 27, pp. 991-1033, 2005, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 132
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Sep 2005
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Asbestos, asbestos litigation, silica, lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, silicosis

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Anatomy of a Madison County (Illinois) Class Action: A Study of Pathology

Civil Justice Report, Manhattan Institute, Vol. 6, August 2002
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 15 Oct 2002
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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class action, Madison County, Illinois

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The Continuing Assault on the Citadel of Fiduciary Protection: Ethics 2000'S Revision of Model Rule 1.5

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2003, No. 5, p. 1181, 2003
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Apr 2005
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Legal ethics, fees, contingency fees

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Anatomy of an Aggregate Settlement: The Triumph of Temptation Over Ethics

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 700, 2011, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 306
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2011
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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legal ethics, professional responsibility, mass torts, class actions, contingency fees, legal fees, aggregate settlements

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Fraud and Abuse in Mesothelioma Litigation

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 4, 2014, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 433
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 25 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2014
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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asbestos, civil justice system, mass torts, mesothelioma, bankruptcy, asbestos trusts

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Unmasking the Powerful Force that Has Mis-Shaped the American Civil Justice System

Global Competition Litigation Review, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2010, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 320
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 11 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2011
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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contingency fees, legal ethics, professional responsibility, mass torts, class actions, rent-seeking legal fees

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Making Lawyers Compete

Regulation, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 30-36, Summer 2004
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Jul 2004
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Tort law, torts, tort litigation, contigent fee-financed litigation, litigation, competition, price advertising, contigent fees, tort liability, price competition

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Introduction to Lawyer Barons: What Their Contingency Fees Really Cost America

LAWYER BARONS: WHAT THEIR CONTINGENCY FEES REALLY COST AMERICA, Cambridge University Press, 2011, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 322
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Mar 2011
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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contingency fee, attorney fees, regulation through litigation, rent-seeking, tort reform, class actions, tort system costs

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Mandatory Fee Arbitration Under New York's Matrimonial Rules

Cardozo Online Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2001
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Comments on Niosh's Proposed 'B Reader Code of Ethics'

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Dec 2005
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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B Reader, asbestos, asbestosis, silica, silicosis, MDL, entrepreneurial model, NIOSH, code of ethics

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Nonrefundable Retainers: A Response to Critics of the Absolute Ban

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 11, 1995, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 321, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 321
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Jul 2007
Lester Brickman and Lawrence A. Cunningham
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and George Washington University
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nonrefundable retainers, attorney-client relationship, attorneys fees, client discharge

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A Rejoinder to the Rejoinder to 'on the Theory Class's Theories of Asbestos Litigation'

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 781, 2005, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 128
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Jul 2005
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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pro-lawyer, legal profession, legal scholarship, asbestos litigation

20.

Civil RICO: An Effective Deterrent to Fraudulent Asbestos Litigation?

Number of pages: 136 Posted: 27 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2018
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Asbestos litigation, asbestosis, mesothelioma, mass tort fraud, Garlock, civil justice system, RICO, predicate acts, Rooker-Feldman, litigation privilege, asbestos bankruptcy trust, silica litigation, frivolous litigation, litigation doctors, anti-SLAPP statutes, Trust Distribution Procedures, ยง524

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Amicus Brief in Blackman v. Gascho Et Al., (Re Fees in Class Actions)

Blackman v. Gascho et al., 16-364, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Contingency fee, 'clear sailing,' fee abuse, class actions, fiduciary obligation, duty of loyalty, self-dealing, conflict of interest, 'kicker' clause