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Lawyer escapes sanctions motion, client is hit (access required)

A lawyer who sued under the newly recognized tort of “interference with parental rights” barely managed to escape an award of sanctions after the client’s allegations proved untrue. The client was not so fortunate. The plaintiff – a Blacksburg woman – was ordered to pay $10,474.67 for filing a “vexatious” $4.7 million lawsuit against a former friend ...