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No-contact rule: Court rejects proposed looser standard for talking to adversary’s employees (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has tightened the ethical boundaries for lawyers investigating possible litigation claims. The change puts Virginia more in line with other states and federal courts for what’s referred to as the “no-contact rule.” The justices balked at a revised legal ethics opinion expressly allowing lawyers to talk with employees of a corporate ...