Author Archives: Peter Vieth

Judge hits lawyer, client for sanctions of $881K

A “scorched-earth” litigation campaign mounted by a divorcee and her lawyers against the woman’s ex-husband has prompted a Virginia judge to impose a record-breaking $880,748.26 sanction award against both the client and the lawyer. The sanctions award ordered by Fairfax ...

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Blinded employee settles case for $14M

A Virginia machine shop employee blinded in a 2009 accident involving an automated machine tool has settled claims for a total of $14 million. The settlement in the products liability case has a total payout of $16.5 million.

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Short call not misconduct

A lawyer who took a telephone call from a distraught adversary did not violate the bar’s ethics rules when she did not immediately hang up, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled.

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