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Draft LEO: Plaintiff is not required to indemnify liens (access required)

Issue arises often over Medicare

Trial lawyers are cheering and the defense bar and at least one corporation are booing a proposed Legal Ethics Opinion on lawyers’ obligations for unpaid liens in personal injury cases. LEO 1858, as drafted, says it is unethical for a plaintiff’s lawyer to indemnify an insurance carrier against any unpaid liens; moreover, it says an insurance ...

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