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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The Model Rules prohibit the demand for or acceptance of a lawyer's agreement not to represent future claimants against a settling defendant as part of a global settlement of mass tort litigation.

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