These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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54-Insurance Defense Lawyers

78-Communicating with an Employee of a Corporate Adversary

Plaintiff's lawyer may not directly contact defendant's insurer to open settlement negotiations without obtaining the consent of the lawyer for the defendant and the insurer.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn