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 client has given the lawyer authority to immediately reject settlement offers below a certain limit, a lawyer is obligated to pass along to the client every settlement offer -- "not just ones that the lawyer believes are in the client's best interests."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn