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No Witness Fees for Nonsuit at Trial (access required)

Although Virginia law allows recovery of defense witness fees if a plaintiff takes a first nonsuit within seven days of trial, a Richmond Circuit Court says the statute, Va. Code § 8.01-380(C), does not allow recovery of witness fees for a nonsuit taken during trial. Defendant objected to plaintiff’s motion to amend and argued that as ...