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Va. Senate paves way for class actions in state courts (access required)

Virginians would be able to try class action lawsuits at the state level under a bill passed by the Virginia Senate this month. Senate Bill 1180, introduced by Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax County, would amend Virginia Code § 8.01-267.1 to permit class actions in state courts. Presently, class actions are allowed only in Virginia’s federal courts. ...