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81-Communicating with an Adversary's Health Provider

A defense lawyer may meet with plaintiff's treating physician, although "common courtesy" suggests that the lawyer should have advised plaintiff's counsel. [In LEO 1639, the Bar held that this Opinion was overruled by Va. Code § 8.01-399(D).]

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