Monday, January 30, 2006

MEAC Opinion 2005-006 Now Online!

Here’s the summary of MEAC Opinion 2005-006 which addresses a conflict of interest inquiry:

A mediator (who is also an attorney) engaged in an ongoing legal relationship with a third party administrator must not serve as a mediator in cases involving the third party administrator because it is a clear, nonwaivable conflict of interest. A mediator (who is also an attorney) may serve in cases involving a reinsurer, even if some of the mediator’s legal clients utilize the same re-insurer, if the relationship is disclosed and the parties waive any potential conflict because such a relationship is not a clear conflict of interest.

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