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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25-Dealing with Unrepresented People

27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

A plaintiff's lawyer may not advise a potential tort defendant that the defendant will be responsible for costs and that the defendant's credit could be impaired if the defendant does not pay the tort claim.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn