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

A lawyer learning that his client has lied in a deposition must take "reasonable" steps to rectify the fraud, which may involve amending the testimony or advising the court of the fraud (a "noisy withdrawal" generally will not be sufficient).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn