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Supreme Court banishes ‘shall’ from rules, almost (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has revised most of the court’s rules to clarify the meaning of the word “shall.” The court’s amended rules – which take effect March 1 – will include only one use of the word “shall,” in connection with summary judgment motions. The changes affect all of the Virginia Court Rules except ...