LEO: Disclosure on Settlement  LE Op. 293


Disclosure on Settlement.


July 19, 1978


Where two opposing attorneys reach an out of court settlement prior to

appeal to the Circuit Court based on the erroneous assumption that the

appeal bond posted by the appellant would not be refunded, it is improper

not to disclose to other counsel that a refund has been made. [See II:

DR:1-102(A)(4), DR:7-101(B)(1) and DR:7-102(A)(3).]


Committee Opinion July 19, 1978