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

21-Reporting Another Lawyer's Unethical Conduct

A lawyer has made a false statement of fact by knowingly submitting medical bills from one accident in supporting a claim arising from another accident. The plaintiff also committed perjury in describing the accidents. Another lawyer learning of such conduct "may" have a duty to report the fraud and misrepresentation to the tribunal and the lawyer's conduct to the Bar.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn