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After Benitez, high court still eschews sanctions (access required)

Lawyers and judges look to the Supreme Court of Virginia for benchmarks in trial courts’ awards of sanctions for “frivolous” pleadings. The high court set one such benchmark four years ago, when it upheld sanctions against an insurance defense lawyer who filed the same list of affirmative defenses when a products liability suit was nonsuited, ...