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Lawyer sanctions upheld (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a $2,000 sanction against a lawyer who pleaded unsubstantiated defenses in a products liability case filed in Fairfax Circuit Court. On Jan. 12, a unanimous Supreme Court said in Ford Motor Co. v. Benitez (VLW 007-6-001), that several of the car company's defenses, such as assumption of the risk, ...

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