LEO: Conflict of Interest - Former Client LE Op. 873
Conflict of Interest - Former Client.
February 2, 1987
A law firm defends the insureds of an insurance company from time to time
when requested by the insurance company. Over the years, the firm has
become acquainted, through litigation on behalf of the insurance company,
with some of the corporate insureds. The firm is now representing a
plaintiff against one of the corporate insureds of the insurance company.
It is not improper for the attorney to continue the suit against the
insured party and the present relationship with the insurance carrier when
disclosure has been made to the former clients and all parties agree that
the prior representation does not preclude the attorney from filing the
present suit against the former client. [ DR:4-101, DR:5-101 and DR:5-
Committee Opinion February 2, 1987
See also LE Op. 1057.