A physician who failed to appear for a deposition has avoided a contempt charge, but lawyers who advised the doctor to stay away have been cited for contempt by a Fairfax Circuit Court judge. In an effort to keep the ...Read More »
By Peter Vieth A Newport News judge agreed to drop heavy sanctions against a major railroad in a recent employee injury lawsuit after the railroad settled the worker’s claim. The case highlights conflicting public policy issues involved when litigants contend ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has approved $272,096 in sanctions against a lawyer and his client in a case arising out of a Northern Virginia real estate listing contract. The solo lawyer stung by the decision said the size of ...Read More »
An employment lawyer’s persistent threats to seek Rule 11 sanctions against opposing counsel backfired when the lawyer lost the case and had to pay extra attorney’s fees. The judge who awarded fees to the winning Title VII plaintiff said his ...Read More »
A Williamsburg lawyer and her firm have been hit with $6,500 in sanctions for telling a federal judge it was “undisputed” that a car saleswoman had not been sexually harassed, despite the woman’s deposition testimony to the contrary. The order ...Read More »
The reversal of a 20-year-old noncompete case lead the case news from Virginia Lawyers in 2011. Much of the first half of year featured news from the General Assembly. Officials at the Virginia State Bar sparred with legislators over $5 ...
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In what appears to be the final trial court chapter of a tangled Charlottesville legal saga, a judge has imposed $542,000 in sanctions against attorney Matthew B. Murray for hiding evidence and trying to deflect blame for lapses in his ...Read More »