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Civil Procedure – Sanctions – ‘Vindictive’ Litigation (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court orders both a lawyer and his real estate broker client to pay $272,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs, finding they pursued “vindictive” litigation all the way to trial without any possible chance of success. Plaintiffs and Forrest Walpole violated Va. Code § 8.01-271.1 when they filed the underlying action for an ...