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Sanctions paid, Murray now faces bar discipline (access required)


After paying a sanction award of nearly $600,000 for what a judge called an “extensive pattern of deceptive and obstructionist conduct,” former Charlottesville attorney Matthew B. Murray now faces Virginia State Bar disciplinary charges for his actions in the wrongful ...

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Judge hits pair for sanctions of $881K (access required)


A “scorched-earth” litigation campaign mounted by a divorcee and her lawyers against the woman’s ex-husband has prompted a Fairfax County judge to impose a record-breaking $880,748.26 sanction award against both the client and the lawyers. The sanctions award ordered by ...

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Litigation pitfalls and pratfalls (access required)

Lawyers can find plenty of ways to stay out of a courtroom. Instead of the hand-to-hand combat of a trial before judge or jury, they can opt for some form of alternative dispute resolution. But the lure of the courtroom ...

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High court hears record wrongful death appeal (access required)

A man should not keep a jury award for his wife’s death when he and his lawyer conspired to remove photos from his Facebook page and then lied about it to the court, a defense lawyer told the Supreme Court ...

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Appeals court upholds denial of fees to McGuireWoods

McGuireWoods’ failure to provide full disclosure of incentives for some plaintiffs was labeled an “egregious” violation of ethical rules as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a complete denial of fees for the Richmond-based firm for work on a ...

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Case settles, major sanctions award lifted by judge (access required)

By Peter Vieth A Newport News judge agreed to drop heavy sanctions against a major railroad in a recent employee injury lawsuit after the railroad settled the worker’s claim. The case highlights conflicting public policy issues involved when litigants contend ...

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Car seat sanctions increased to $70K

A judge has upheld a jury verdict rejecting claims that the design of a child car seat led to devastating brain injury for a five-year-old girl. While Abingdon federal Judge James P. Jones denied the girl’s motion for a new ...

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