Bad Faith Nov2013 Duty of Defense Counsel

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Bad Faith Nov2013 Duty of Defense Counsel

  1. 1. November 1, 2013
  2. 2. Richard Dykstra Friedman | Rubin Bruce Winchell Mills Meyers Swartling
  3. 3.  Tank v. State Farm  RPC 5.4(c) & 1.8(f)  Stewart Title v. Sterling Savings Bank
  4. 4.    Directly Adverse, or “Significant Risk” that lawyer will be “Materially Limited” BUT Reasonable Belief Plus Written “Informed Consent”
  5. 5.   Common Limitation: “Coverage Neutral” RPC 1.2: - Client Sets Goals - Limitation Requires Informed Consent
  6. 6.   1.2(a): - Client Controls Settlement - Duty to Consult Reporting - WSBA Formal Opinion 195
  7. 7. RPC 1.6: - Maintain Confidences - Disclosure Requires Consent - RPC 1.8(f)  Should Client Be Advised to Disclose? 
  8. 8.   Benefits How to Be Effective
  9. 9.       Richard Dykstra Friedman|Rubin 206-501-4446 rdykstra@friedmanrubin.com Bruce Winchell Mills Meyers Swartling P.S. 206-382-1000 bwinchell@millsmeyers.com

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