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Attorneys – Motion To Disqualify – Conflict (access required)

In this dispute between the minority and majority owners of an LLC, a Richmond Circuit Court denies defendant majority owner’s motion to disqualify counsel for the minority owner on the basis of a conflict between counsel’s representation of the minority ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Tort/Contract – Limitations (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendant law firm’s motion to dismiss as time-barred plaintiff’s claims alleging legal malpractice; at this stage of the litigation, the court will not dismiss a complaint based on the affirmative defense of the statute ...

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Supreme Court upholds attorney’s suspension (access required)

In an unpublished order, the Supreme Court of Virginia today upholds the 12-month suspension of Norfolk lawyer Curtis Tyrone Brown’s license to practice law. A three-judge panel concluded that Brown made a false statement to a judge and disrupted a ...

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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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Court sets rules on waiver of privilege (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has established two important principles for when the disclosure of a document covered by the attorney-client privilege waives the privilege. The first is the distinction between an involuntary and an inadvertent disclosure and the second ...

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Supreme Court asks for pro bono proposal for corporate counsel (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association to submit a proposed rule for pro bono practice by corporate counsel. The request followed comments last month by Randal S. Milch, executive vice ...

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Attorneys – Contingency Fee – P.I. Case – Lodestar Calculus (access required)

After an $18 million settlement of a personal injury claim by a man left completely disabled after he was struck by a drunken co-worker driving a company truck, the trial court erred when it reduced the one-third contingency fee from ...

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