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Tag Archives: Supreme Court of Virginia

‘Personal and prurient interest’: Sex with client was attorney rule violation

Lawyer meeting with client

An attorney violated Rule 1.7(a)(2) of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct by engaging in a sexual relationship with his client during representation, the Supreme Court of Virginia held, affirming a ruling of a three-judge panel in an attorney discipline ...

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Sour result: No pre-litigation attorneys’ fees under lemon law

A car manufacturer didn’t violate Virginia’s “Lemon Law” statute when it offered a refund to a dissatisfied purchaser but refused to pay for all of their pre-litigation attorneys’ fees, the Supreme Court of Virginia has held. Consumers who prevail in ...

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