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)

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

56-Duty to Advise the Court

A lawyer may not advise an adversary that the statute of limitations has run on the lawyer's client's claim (because the running is a client confidence). The lawyer may file a time-barred action (because the statute of limitations is an affirmative defense), unless the jurisdiction prohibits such a filing.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn