There is an interesting article in the Anesthesiology Newsletter about the liability of writing a LOR. Basically, an anesthesiologist was "allowed to resign" from a group based on suspected drug diversion and failure to answer his pager. He goes to work in another group in the same state. He had 2 letters of recommendation from his old group that read "he will be an excellent asset to you group" with no mention of the reason he had to leave the group. Some time later the guy gets sued for a cardiac arrest during a simple case and he accepst his drug diversion. The injured part wins the case for 8 million and the 2 anesthesiologists who wrote the LOR are liable for 5% and 20% of the 8 million. Makes you think twice before writing a LOR.