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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

As long as all clients consent, a lawyer may represent a third-party defendant in a class action although some members of the class had previously been represented by the lawyer in other matters.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn