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Lawyers admit to extortion scheme (access required)

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Two Virginia lawyers have pleaded guilty to orchestrating a massive attempted shakedown of a multinational chemical company in a scheme that would have profited the lawyers at the expense of their clients. The attorneys admitted they offered to protect a ...

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Hourly rates and billable hours support $975,000 fee award (access required)

Where a successful plaintiff was awarded $3 million in damages in her Trafficking Victims Protection Act, or TVPA lawsuit, the award of $975,000 in attorneys’ fees was found reasonable based on the rates charged, the hours worked and the sophistication ...

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Law firm challenges use of ‘filter team’ to review its files (access required)

Where a district court allowed a government “filter team” to review privileged attorney-client documents unrelated to the investigation of lawyer A and client A, it was in error because it assigned judicial functions to the filter team and failed to ...

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Judge orders landlord to pay $35,000 to legal aid (access required)

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A Roanoke landlord who locked horns with a legal aid lawyer representing a tenant has been docked $35,000 after suing the lawyer and the legal aid office. The landlord also faces a criminal charge for a three-month stream of vulgar ...

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Attorney admonished for Rule 3.3(a)(1) violation (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court agrees with a three-judge panel’s memorandum order, which determined that respondent-appellant violated Rule 3.3(a)(1) of the Rules of Professional Conduct and that an admonition is the appropriate sanction. In its order, the panel “unanimously found under ...

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Attorney sanctioned for failing to investigate experts (access required)

A plaintiff’s attorney who named three doctors as experts in a personal injury case without speaking with them and knowing they would not appear at trial is liable for a portion of defense counsel fees. Background Plaintiff was employed by ...

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