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Local Rule in Norfolk is void, case reinstated (access required)

A local rule of Norfolk Circuit Court that allowed judges to dismiss cases not served within a year is void because it goes beyond a state law governing the disposition of inactive cases. In Collins v. Shepherd (VLW 007-6-103), the Supreme Court of Virginia reached that conclusion in reaffirming its general hostility to local court rules ...