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Civil Procedure – Service Of Process – One- Year Rule (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court judge could not enforce that court's Local Rule 2(F)(3) to dismiss a personal injury case not served on the defendant within one year of filing, and plaintiff's failure to challenge that dismissal order within the 21-day limitation period of Rule 1:1 does not bar the Supreme Court's reversal. Plaintiff Larry Collins filed ...