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Va. Cir.: Complaint amended with party’s real name didn’t relate back (access required)

Filed days before the end of the limitations period and never served, the initial complaint didn’t put the defendant on notice of the suit, a Virginia circuit court held. The filing period also wasn’t extended by the defendant’s use of ...

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Court Upholds Virginia Capital Sentencing Laws (access required)

A Virginia defendant cannot overturn his 2011 death sentence based on a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court declaring unconstitutio nal Florida’s capital-sentencing scheme, in which a jury renders an “advisory sentence” but a judge must independently weigh the aggravating and mitigating ...

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