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Supreme Court reverses sanctions (access required)

Lawyer was hit for his persistence

When does zealous representation cross the line and become harassment and unnecessary delay? A circuit judge in Chesterfield County thought filing a third motion to reconsider a pleading to set aside a default judgment was on the harassment side and ordered attorney Richard C. Ferris II to pay an $800 sanction under Virginia Code § 8.01-271.1. The ...

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