LEO: Personal Injury - Conflict of Interest LE Op. 357
Personal Injury - Conflict of Interest.
March 10, 1980
An attorney retained by both the driver and a passenger in an automobile
involved in an accident with a vehicle driven by the alleged tortfeasor
may continue to represent the passenger after the settlement of the
driver's claim even though the tortfeasor threatens to file a third party
action against the driver, assuming that the passenger does not claim the
driver was negligent in any way. [See II: DR:5-105(D).]
Committee Opinion March 10, 1980
See also LE Op. 1337, and LE Op. 1354.