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Ambulance chasing

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Ambulance chasing, sometimes known as barratry, refers to a lawyer soliciting for clients at a disaster site. The term "ambulance chasing" comes from the stereotype of lawyers that follow ambulances to the emergency room to find clients.

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Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

¦ A Few Good Men, 1992 ambulance chasing ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

US, 1896 ambulance chasing noun the practice of a disreputable lawyer directly or indirectly soliciting representation status from accident victims US, 1949 ambush academy noun during the Vietnam war, training in jungle warfare, especially ...

Google previewLaw Dictionary: Sixth Edition

Soliciting personal injury cases, or “ambulance chasing,” although unethical, is not a violation of the barratry statute but may constitute champerty. Also, the sale or purchase of positions civilly. It is the secular counterpart of sIMONY, which is ...

Google previewAn Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions (2007)

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

Ambulance chasing Making financial gain out of other people's misery. The phrase often specifically refers to lawyers making money from representing accident victims in litigation cases.* Ancient history Something that may once have been ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Business Bullshit (2014)

by Alan Williams, Alison Whybrow

(see Ambulance chasing; Scraping the barrel) Bottom line: 1. The figure at the bottom when all the others have been added and subtracted. 2. Maze of chicanery and falsehoods, bearing no resemblance to the true state of the business; work ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English (2009)

by Tom Dalzell

A Few Good Men, 1992 ambulance chasing noun the practice of a disreputable lawyer directly or indirectly soliciting representation status from accident victims US, 7949 • For the reception desks regarded ambulance chasing as some sort of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2013)

by Paul Finkelman

The Court noted that the Virginia bar may have a legitimate interest in preventing ''ambulance chasing,'' but that the union's interest was not commercial gain but protecting the rights of its members. One might question whether this is a tenable ...

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