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Virginia nonsuit rule not applicable in Title VII case (access required)

Although Virginia state courts allow a party to refile a suit within six months after taking a voluntary nonsuit, even if the statute of limitations has expired, this rule is inapplicable in a federal case involving purely federal claims. Because the plaintiff’s second Title VII case against a school board, filed after his nonsuit, was ...