In re Illuzzi

In In re Illuzzi, 160 Vt. 474, 482, 632 A.2d 346, 350 (1993), the Court upheld the application of DR 1-102(A)(7) to a case in which a plaintiff's personal injury lawyer had disparaged opposing insurance defense counsel through a number of unauthorized direct communications with the insurance carrier. This holding dovetailed with a finding that the lawyer had also violated a specific disciplinary rule prohibiting direct, unauthorized contact with a represented client. Illuzzi is also significant because the Court upheld DR 1-102(A)(7) against a challenge that it was void for vagueness. 160 Vt. at 480-82, 632 A.2d at 349-50.