Sunday, February 06, 2005

Unsworn declarations and other matters

HB 2652 would allow the use of unsworn declarations in place of affidavits, in some circumstances, much in the manner of declarations under 28 U.S.C. 1746.

SB 790 amends Va. Code 8.01-428 to allow parties who somehow don't get notice of the entry of a final order up to 60 days to seek post-judgment relief, which would restart the clock for an appeal.

SB 827 would amend Va. Code 8.01-417 to require that parties who obtain documents by subpoena to send them to the other parties, upon written request (and payment of reasonable costs).

SB 1123 provides for waiver of service of process, in the manner of Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

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