LEO: Avoiding Acquisition of Interest  LE Op. 485


Avoiding Acquisition of Interest in Litigation/Advancing



November 8, 1982


It is improper for a private law firm to advance the costs and expenses

of litigation where the client will not be ultimately liable for these

costs and expenses. This is so even in a class action --when there is no

readily identifiable "client" --and even though the class members are

indigent. [See DR:5-103(B).]


Committee Opinion November 8, 1982




See also LE Op. 997, LE Op. 1182, and LE Op. 1237.