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Plaintiff can't refile after no service, then nonsuit (access required)

A common practice among personal injury plaintiffs' lawyers--to file a suit without effecting service and later take a nonsuit--may present a new pitfall. A Roanoke County Circuit judge has ruled that a plaintiff who took a nonsuit a year and two days after filing her claim could not use the six-month statutory extension to the statute ...