Decreasing Incentives to Enforce Environmental Laws: City of Burlington v. Dague

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This Article suggests that a standard enhancement for all contingency cases would achieve the congressional goal of attracting competent counsel for citizen suits, without imposing unreasonable burdens on the judiciary.

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Citizen suits (Civil procedure), Lawyers -- Fees, Environmental law -- United States, City of Burlington v. Dague {112 S. Ct. 2638 (1992)}

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Michael D. Axline (University of Oregon)

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