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    Default Can a Lawyer Represent an Insured Once the Lawyer Has Represented the Insurer

    In Minnesota there is a government entity trying to make a legitimate claim from an insurance co. That government body is now represented by a law firm. The same firm that has in the past represented the insurance co that the government entity is making a claim from.

    Is this ethical?

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: Can a Lawyer Represent an Insured Once the Lawyer Has Represented the Insurer

    The fact that the insurance company has previously been represented by the firm does not, of itself, mean that there is a conflict of interest in the present case. Presumably the insurance company is aware of its past relationship with the firm, and it will know how to raise the issue of a conflict of interest if it believes one exists.

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