Attorneys’ Fees

RC VA Lands LLC v. Smith (U)

In a lengthy, contentious family dispute over a will, the circuit court properly imposed sanctions against the petitioner but erred in awarding an amount in excess of attorneys’ fees actually incurred. As the estate administrator argued below, the relevant petition… Read More ›

Swahn v. Hussain

In protracted litigation between townhome neighbors, the defendants/counter-plaintiffs’ losses on two issues offset their success on a third. The plaintiffs sued the defendants for public and private nuisance based on alleged operation of an illegal commercial catering business out of… Read More ›

Diversified Lending LLC v. Hotz

The court awarded the plaintiff $9,953 in attorneys’ fees and costs connected to its motions for sanctions and contempt, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37. Counsel reasonably spent seven hours on drafting and arguing plaintiff’s motion for contempt… Read More ›

Don v. Tera Int’l Group Inc.

The plaintiff’s attachment of forged documents containing false information to each of two court filings are sanctionable under Code § 8.01-271.1, meriting a monetary penalty of $90,000 plus $37,452 in attorneys’ fees related to the fraudulent conduct. The plaintiff also… Read More ›

Fathi v. Nasir

Plaintiff’s counsel lacked a reasonable objective basis for designating three doctors as expert witnesses who would testify as to plaintiff’s diagnosis and treatment following the defendant’s alleged sexual assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. While the plaintiff’s medical… Read More ›