LEO: Misrepresentation - Communication With LE Op. 501
Misrepresentation - Communication With Adverse Party.
It is improper for an attorney engaged in civil litigation to send to the
Clerk of Court a copy of correspondence which he has written to opposing
counsel and in which he alleges that opposing counsel has breached a
representation made to the Court during the litigation, when the statement
is false and said attorney has made no effort to determine the
truthfulness or falsity of his statements.
It is improper for said attorney to send a copy of the correspondence
directly to the client of opposing counsel. [DR:1-102(A)(4), (5) & (6), DR:
Committee Opinion February 1983