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Virginia Bill to Tighten Time Frame for Rulings in Civil Cases

The General Assembly has recently passed a bill tightening time frames for circuit judges to issue rulings in civil cases, as reported by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (subscription required). The bill would shorten the time for a circuit judge to make a decision from ninety to sixty days and would make clear that the time frame applies to any issue in a civil case pending decision, not just final decisions. In the event that a judge holds a matter under advisement for more than sixty days, he or she would be required to issue a written report to the parties stating when a decision will be issued.

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