Nonsuits; notice required, dismissal of actions thereby. (HB2495)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Notice of prior nonsuits. Provides that a party who seeks to take a nonsuit in any cause of action or claim shall inform the court concerning whether the action has been previously nonsuited and further requires that any court order granting a subsequent nonsuit must include language reflecting the date of any previous nonsuits and the courts in which they were taken. This bill also provides that a court can only allow nonsuits, in addition to the one nonsuit allowed as a matter of right in subsection B of 8.01-380, upon giving reasonable notice to counsel of record for all defendants and upon making reasonable attempts to contact any unrepresented parties. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070029824
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law