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Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Virginia Laws

File under: Legal

The biggest changes in Virginia Law taking effect today is the baby-step to blending Law and Equity. No, they have not merged, and there's no plans to merge them.

HOWEVER, the Supreme Court rules have changed: all actions, legal and equitable, are now Civil Actions. No more Motions for Judgement and Bills of Complaint, just Civil Actions. A whole slew of laws have changed to reflect this, but substantively, they appear the same. (Disclaimer: I'm not your lawyer. You didn't pay me. This isn't legal advice. Want to hire me? Good - but "Lysander" won't appear anywhere on the Retainer Agreement, capiese?)

As I become aware of others, I'll add 'em up here.