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The Ethics of Hold Harmless and Indemnification

 

What, me worry?

In 1952, Americans were introduced to the fictional character Alfred E. Neuman in Mad magazine. Since that time, the carefree, and often reckless attitude of Mr. Neuman is characterized by the phrase, “What, Me Worry?” To some extent, this slaphappy attitude persists in our legal landscape today as attorneys attempt to deal with the scan-dalon known as the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. In order to avoid these issues, it has become common practice to place hold harmless/indemnification clauses in settlement agreements in an attempt to expedite the settlement process. As a result, state and local bar associations have taken note along with lawyer professional responsibility boards. This white paper reviews recent ethics decisions regarding these matters and highlights efforts in West Virginia to limit the use of such agreements.

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Aaron Frederickson

Aaron Frederickson

MSP Compliance Solutions, LLC

  • Legal practice experience in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Medicare/Medicaid compliance
  • A health insurance professional that brings a passion to educating his peers
  • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota since 2002, as well as Wisconsin starting in 2008
  • Has litigated countless cases and founded a compliance consulting firm where he helped numerous individuals from diverse backgrounds across the United States
  • Passions include assisting low income persons via pro bono legal representation
  • J.D. degree, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN; B.A. degree, St. Cloud State University
  • Can be contacted at 651-485-7036 or [email protected]
Aaron Frederickson

Aaron Frederickson

MSP Compliance Solutions, LLC

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