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Attorneys – Sanctions – Frivolous Suit – Disciplinary Hearing – Witness Immunity (access required)

A plaintiff veterinarian and his lawyer are sanctioned under Va. Code § 8.01-271.1 by a Patrick County Circuit Court for pursuing a frivolous lawsuit against defendants who appeared as witnesses in a disciplinary hearing against the veterinarian conducted by the ...

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Lawyer sanctioned for ‘DOA’ lawsuit

Saying their lawsuit was “legally dead on arrival at the courthouse,” a Patrick County Circuit Court has sanctioned a veterinarian and his lawyer for pursuing a frivolous lawsuit in violation of Virginia Code § 8.01-271.1. Like the Wicked Witch of ...

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