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Lawyer hit for $10K

A lawyer’s designation of experts who twice failed to show at trial brought a ruling that the designations violated Virginia’s good faith pleading statute. A Fairfax County judge awarded nearly $10,000 in attorney’s fees for the lawyer’s “blatant disregard” of pleading standards. The Nov. 7 decision from Judge Penney S. Azcarate is Fathi v. Nasir (VLW ...