This article discusses the tri-partite relationship in litigation between insurers, the insured, and retained counsel. This article further discusses the complications for plaintiffs who wish to settle a case with defense counsel retained by the insurance carrier, and the ethical considerations that may arise under the Model Rules of Professional conduct when settlement is at the direction of the insurance carrier.
David F. Tavella
"Consent to Settle? A New Twist in the Tri-Partite Relationship,"
Barry Law Review: Vol. 15
, Article 5.
Available at: http://lawpublications.barry.edu/barrylrev/vol15/iss1/5