Author Archives: John Tuerck

Alexandria Lawyer Hit With $15,000 Sanction (access required)

Finding that an Alexandria lawyer behaved in “an utterly unprofessional and demeaning manner,” a Fairfax Circuit judge ordered the lawyer to pay $15,000 in sanctions. The lawyer, John W. Toothman, was representing himself and two neighbors in a land dispute ...

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Hold your fire: Use sanctions sparingly (access required)

IRVINGTON — Opposing counsel has really done it this time. He’s slow to respond to discovery requests, he browbeats your client during discovery, and he objects to every other question you ask at trial. And now, he’s insulted you personally ...

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Henrico Adds Docket To Reduce Wait-Time (access required)

Henrico County officials are taking up Virginia’s Chief Justice on his suggestion that courts should reduce waiting time for criminal defendants. On Feb. 1, 2004, the county’s general district court will add a third docket at 1 p.m. for traffic ...

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Bell Tolls For CLE Slackers (access required)

More than one out of every seven lawyers in Virginia failed to meet the Oct. 31 deadline for completing the annual continuing legal education requirement. And that’s an improvement, according to a bar official. Of the roughly 23,000 active attorneys ...

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