These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

A lawyer represented a driver and passenger in separate actions against another driver. The lawyer may not defend the client-driver in the third-party motion for judgment brought by the other driver, because the passenger might obtain a judgment against the other driver that ultimately would have to be collected from the lawyer's other client.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn