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)

A lawyer may not send a collection letter indicating that the debtor's personal property will be levied upon and sold when no claim has yet been filed, because such a statement would be a misrepresentation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn