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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16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)


A plaintiff's lawyer may not enter into settlement in which the lawyer agrees not to take similar cases against same defendant. [Rule 5.6(b) would permit such an agreement if a court or government agency approved it.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn