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Nonsuit costs are nixed by late order (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has blocked a $20,000 award of costs to medical malpractice defendants after the plaintiff took a mid-trial nonsuit, ruling the order granting costs came more than 21 days after the nonsuit order. The May 20 decision sharpens the bite of Virginia’s so-called 21-day rule barring further court action 21 days after ...