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Civil Procedure – Complaint – Pro Se Litigant – Lawyer Signature – No Virginia License (access required)

A pro se plaintiff attempting to litigate an auto-accident personal injury case cannot file a complaint signed with his signature, at his direction, by a lawyer licensed to practice in Washington, D.C., but not in Virginia, and the Supreme Court affirms dismissal of the suit. Plaintiff did not personally sign the complaint but asked his friend ...