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Legislative – General Dist. Ct. – Small Claims Division – Not Unconstitutional (access required)

Legislation granting all cities and counties the option to establish small claims division in their general district courts would not violate Article VI, § 14(3) of the Virginia Constitution. The General Assembly has the specific power to create and define the jurisdiciton of inferior courts, to adopt measures it deems desirable for the administration of ...