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Client must hear of potential fee claim; fired attorney may be entitled to some recovery (access required)

A lawyer who takes on a contingency-fee case after the client has fired a previous lawyer has an ethical duty to inform the client that the first lawyer may have a financial claim for the work she did, according to a new Legal Ethics Opinion just approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia. LEO 1878 addresses ...