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An attorney may not ethically include in a fee agreement clauses providing (1) that the client may not settle the case without the lawyer's approval, or (2) that if the client does settle the case without the attorney's approval, the attorney would be entitled to recover the greater of the agreed upon percentage or an hourly fee that would be customary for the type of lawsuit.

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