Discovery regarding expert witnesses is governed by Virginia’s Rules of the Supreme Court, Rule 4:1. VA. CODE ANN. § 4-1 (West 2017). This rule does not specifically note whether expert witness’s financial information is discoverable, and there is scant case law on the matter. Id. However, generally, requests for discovery that are broad and unrelated to the matter have been deemed “fishing expeditions” and are not likely to be tolerated by the court. Philip Morris Companies, Inc. v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., 36 Va. Cir. 1 (Va. Cir. Ct. 1994).

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