Friday, March 13, 2009
From the web page of the Virginia State Bar:
On January 29, 2009, a three-judge panel of the Arlington County Circuit Court imposed a public reprimand on [an attorney] for violating the disciplinary rule that governs meritorious claims and contentions. The misconduct occurred in a medical malpractice case, in which [he] incorrectly named a physician as a defendant.
The decision is not yet posted. It should be worth a read as to the particular facts. If the defendant was included in good faith and dismissed from the case when the lawyer learned of the error, there might be a strong argument against a finding of misconduct. (Mike Frisch)