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)

80-Communicating with an Adversary's Expert

A lawyer (acting directly or through an expert witness) may not "advise the other party's expert witness not to testify," although the lawyer has no duty to take any measures in response to the lawyer's expert acting independently in convincing the opposing expert not to testify (unless the "tampering" is a "fraud on the tribunal" or the lawyer hired the expert "merely to harass or maliciously injure plaintiff by subverting plaintiff's employment" of an expert, which did not occur here).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn