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.