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Civil Procedure – Wrongful Death – Amended Pleadings – ‘Relate Back’ Test (access required)

An amendment to a wrongful death suit relates back to an estate’s earlier filing alleging negligence and civil conspiracy in the death of plaintiff’s underage daughter from consuming alcohol and illicit substances, and drowning in a hot tub; under Va. Code § 8.01-6.1, plaintiff’s amendment simply alleges greater specific detail about a possible assault on ...

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