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A partition suit blows up (access required)

Sale of landmark home turns into case of ‘bad faith’ sanctions, ‘stifling’ of counsel

Two big-firm Richmond lawyers are hoping the Supreme Court of Virginia will overturn a sanctions award against them arising from a contentious divorce and the sale of a landmark West Richmond home. The lawyers argue the threat of sanctions should not be used to “stifle counsel” in asserting a client’s rights, suggesting the penalty could put ...

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