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Va. Circuit Courts: GDC limit no bar to high ad damnum (access required)

A personal-injury plaintiff could claim $200,000 in ad damnum even though the circuit court was exercising only its appellate jurisdiction. The court acknowledged contrary precedent from the Supreme Court of Virginia, but sought to avoid retrial in the event of high-court reversal. Background After a 2012 auto accident, Plaintiff Shatrell McCoy originally filed her personal-injury claim in ...