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Monthly Archives: June 2012

RANT: What Is It With This Impulse To Demand Sanctions For Everything?

I’ve been practicing law for 21 years.  I’m aggressive.  Very aggressive. But this is ridiculous.  Up until this year, once has any other lawyer ever sought sanctions against me.  They lost. But they were BigLaw and I understood: their client … Continue reading

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Rip and Read in Virginia

Ok, here is the scenario.  A gentleman is offered a judgeship in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  So far, so good.  This guy has it all.  He was a Navy officer and fighter pilot.  He left the Navy 20 years ago … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Can’t Catch A Break

What do you do if your expert (who you hired at great cost) gets disciplined by his licensing authority (like a Doctor being disciplined by the State Medical Board)? You have 2 obvious options: 1.) Ditch the expert, and go … Continue reading

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Should Your Client Talk To The Police? NO. Should You Talk To The Police For Your Client? MAYBE.

I’m just going to quote  other lawyers who responded to the basic question phrased like this:  “Two detectives visited [client] while he was away. They left business card and wanted him to call back to them.”  What should I do?  … Continue reading

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