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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)

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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Untainted funds can be used to pay attorney’s fees (access required)

A defendant facing multiple suits involving money laundering, including a criminal prosecution and civil forfeiture proceeding, may tap “untainted” funds to pay his legal fees. Background The United States filed this civil case pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1345, seeking an ...

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