Emerging Regional Consensus: Prohibiting Indemnification by Plaintiffs’ Counsel

Rules in Washington and other northwest states protect settling defendants from outstanding Medicare liens. In 1997, the Bar issued ethics advisory opinion No. 1736, addressing whether a claimants’ counsel could indemnify a settling defendant to protect the defendant from outstanding liens that might encumber the settlement. The Bar concluded that the answer was “no” because that would […]

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