It is submitted that where there is fair dealing on the part of plaintiff's attorney and insurance company, a great deal of needless expense to both will have been eliminated enabling insurance companies to handle their claims and lawsuits with fewer personnel and smaller defense fees. And plaintiff's attorneys on their part, will be able to bring to conclusion more work during the course of a year; and where a staff is required, they will be able to operate with fewer personnel. The result to the plaintiff's attorney will be an increase in net income and perhaps more time for leisure pursuits. For the insurance company, the savings may mean the difference between a profit or a loss. For all, it may mean the retention of our negligence system.
Philip J. Hermann, Fair Dealing in Personal Injury Cases, 10 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 449 (1961)