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Ex Parte Communications With Former Employees

Published by on August 20, 2008

Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia recently issued an opinion holding that ex parte communications between the plaintiff’s attorney and the former human relations manager of the defendant were ethically proper under the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct.  The case is Bryant v. Yorktowne Cabinetry, Inc., […]

Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia recently issued an opinion holding that ex parte communications between the plaintiff’s attorney and the former human relations manager of the defendant were ethically proper under the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct.  The case is Bryant v. Yorktowne Cabinetry, Inc., 538 F.Supp.2d 948 (W.D.Va. 2008).  A copy of the opinion is here.  It contains a good discussion of the current state of the law regarding ex parte communications with former employees in Virginia.

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