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Fall 2019 Vol. 54 No. 3

LAWYER TORT LIABILITY TO NONCLIENTS: SHOULD THERE BE SPECIAL IMMUNITIES? - William T. Barker, Many states recognize liability in some form for aiding and abetting in the commission of a tort.1 As one commentator has explained: “secondary liability arising from concerted action traces back centuries. Transactional lawyers have been the targets of aiding and abetting claims for decades, with the typical allegation being that they aided or abetted a client’s fraud or breach of fiduciary duty, thereby harming third parties.”2

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