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Lead counsel escapes a sanction under Rule 11 (access required)

A supervising lawyer who reasonably relied on the attorney he supervised to perform a task - in this case, to accurately represent two witnesses' deposition testimony - has escaped a sanction under Rule 11(c), a Richmond federal district judge held last month. In Morris v. Wachovia Securities Inc. (VLW 007-3-328), the supervising lawyer was acting as ...