These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

"Unless the attorney has received prior express or implied authorization from the client to reject [settlement] offers below a predetermined threshold of acceptability," a lawyer must pass all settlement offers along to a client, even if the lawyer believes them to be "absurd."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn