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Court: Oyer motions have broad reach (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has confirmed the wide reaching application of motions craving oyer to support demurrer practice in Virginia civil litigation. Despite a handful of recent circuit court rulings limiting oyer motions to deeds and probate matters, the justices said the language cited by those opinions was a mere “dictum.” The court approved using ...