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Whether the requesting attorney represented a former client in a matter that is “substantially related” to a lawsuit where the requesting attorney represents new clients that are suing the former client. Whether the former client’s partial waiver of the claimed conflict of interest (limited to allowing the requesting attorney to continue representation for settlement negotiations but not in the lawsuit itself) operates as a complete waiver of conflict—both for settlement negotiations and for the litigation.

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