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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17-Fraud on the Tribunal

27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

A lawyer may not file a civil action hoping to seek a default judgment against a debtor when the lawyer knows that the debt has been discharged in bankruptcy, because such a claim would be unwarranted.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn