Some prominent defense lawyers recently suggested that plaintiffs should hire "trial-only counsel" in class actions.  The trial-only counsel would have little, if any, pretrial involvement and no obligation except to try the case. 

The defense lawyers believed that lining up genuine trial counsel for plaintiffs would add significant value to the class claims.  The trial-only lawyer would presumably receive a percentage for making the commitment and a bigger one if the case goes to trial. 

That sounds like a good idea.  Perhaps a brilliant one.  What do others think?

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