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High court to hear case on ‘civil death penalty’ (access required)

Can company not registered here maintain a lawsuit?

A group of business litigators hopes the Supreme Court of Virginia will save them from a “civil death penalty” imposed by a Richmond judge as punishment for discovery abuse, leading to an $11.75 million judgment. Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. Spencer dropped the hammer on defendant Cristol LLC and four of its members when 1,044 pages ...