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Va. Cir.: Complaint amended with party’s real name didn’t relate back (access required)

Filed days before the end of the limitations period and never served, the initial complaint didn't put the defendant on notice of the suit, a Virginia circuit court held. The filing period also wasn't extended by the defendant's use of an alias. Background On April 4, 2014, Plaintiff Patricia Sparks was stopped at a red light when ...