LEO: Communication With Adverse Party LE Op. 687

 

Communication With Adverse Party Insurance Claims.

 

May 29, 1985

 

It is improper for an attorney who represents a plaintiff in pending litigation in which the defendant is represented by counsel to contact the defendant's insurer directly for the purpose of settlement negotiations without consent of counsel for the defendant and his insurer. [LE Op. 550, ABA Informal Opinion 570 (August 23, 1962) and 1190 (August 27, 1971)]

 

Committee Opinion May 29, 1985

 

CROSS REFERENCES

 

See also LE Op. 1169, and LE Op. 1326

 

LEO: Communication With Adverse Party -, LE Op. 687 (1985)