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)

Assuming that it does not involve a crime, a lawyer may advise a client that the client has no duty to cooperate in a service of civil process and may take a vacation or refuse to answer his door.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn