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Tag Archives: Boyd-Graves Conference

Panel takes aim at use of ‘shall’ in laws (access required)

The Boyd-Graves Conference says it’s time to end the confusion over the different meanings ascribed to the word “shall” in Virginia statutes and rules. The solution the panel offers is to eliminate that word altogether in new law and use ...

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Bills would increase GDC claim limits (access required)

Plaintiffs with minor personal injury claims and other civil litigators with small-scale claims may have greater access to Virginia general district courts under a pending legislative proposal. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. The plan, contained in two ...

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