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Insurance and Injury Corner: The tripartite relationship, attorney reporting to insurance companies

While an insurance company may retain an attorney to defend an insured and pay for his or her services, the insurance company is not the attorney’s client — only the insured is. NYSBA Ethics Op. 716 (3/3/99) (“When a lawyer defends a policyholder in civil litigation, the client is the policyholder, not the insurance company.”) ...