LEO: Vicarious Disqualification Conflict of, LE Op. 345

 

Vicarious Disqualification Conflict of Interests.

 

December 4, 1979

 

It would be ethically improper for a law firm or any of its members to continue representing a client in an indemnity action against a formerly dismissed third party, who was represented in that third party action by an attorney, now a new associate of the firm, unless the potential indemnitor specifically agrees to such representation, after full disclosure. [See II: DR:5-105.]

 

Committee Opinion December 4, 1979

 

LEO: Vicarious Disqualification - Conflict of, LE Op. 345 (1979)