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Defendant’s failure to prepare witness results in second deposition, fees (access required)

Where the transcript showed the defendant’s corporate designee was not prepared to testify about several topics listed in the corporate deposition notice, a second deposition was ordered and defendant has to pay reasonable expenses and attorneys’ fees. Background Willie Henderson ...

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More than $10K in attorneys’ fees for discovery violation (access required)

Where the plaintiff previously prevailed on its motion to compel discovery and its counsel submitted a fee request, the court reviewed hourly rates for attorneys and paralegals with comparable experience and found the request acceptable for the Norfolk legal market. ...

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Disbarred lawyer warned about use of ‘JD’ in correspondence (access required)

The court explained that the disbarred attorney’s use of the term “JD,” and the related reference to “SLC Associates” as a firm, could be construed as practicing law without a license. Background This case is an appeal of a due ...

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Fine assessed for failure to comply with court order (access required)

Because of their failure to respond to post-judgment discovery and an order requiring them to respond to the post-judgment discovery, two defendants must pay a daily fine to the court until they provide adequate discovery responses. Background After default judgment ...

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Flagrant discovery violations support dismissal sanction (access required)

The failure of a nurse practitioner to produce thousands of email messages in her suits against a hospital, and her submission, after a day-long deposition, of a 54-page declaration that rendered her deposition useless, supported the district court’s decision to ...

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Bar proposes elimination of lowest sanctions (access required)


The Virginia State Bar may drop two low-level options for resolving ethics charges against attorneys. The VSB’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline also proposes changes aimed at improving public notice of disciplinary actions and open access to disciplinary proceedings. Two ...

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