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Sanctions Reversed for Contempt Argument (access required)

A lawyer cannot be sanctioned under Va. Code § 8.01-271.1 for his argument to defend a rule to show cause for his divorce client ordered to pay her husband’s attorney’s fees, because he did not sign a responsive pleading or otherwise make a motion under the sanctions statute, and his co-counsel cannot be sanctioned because ...