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Substantial-Relationship Test

Definition

A test to determine whether a lawyer may represent someone in a case against a former client. It provides that a lawyer who formerly represented a client may not represent a person with materially adverse interests in the same or a substantially related matter, unless the former client provides consent.

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Exterior Systems, Inc. v. Noble Composites, Inc.


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Western Sugar Coop. v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.


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Westinghouse Elec. Corp. v. Gulf Oil Corp.