Nonsuits; dismissal of action, fees and costs. (HB1570)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dismissal of action by nonsuit; fees and costs. Clarifies that if notice to take a nonsuit is given to the opposing party during trial, the court may assess against the nonsuiting party reasonable witness fees and travel costs of expert witnesses scheduled to appear at trial, which are actually incurred by the opposing party, solely by reason of the failure of the nonsuiting party to give notice at least seven days prior to trial. The bill also provides that invoices, receipts, or confirmation of payment shall be admissible to prove reasonableness of such expert witness costs and may, in the court's discretion, satisfy the reasonableness requirement, without the need for further testimony. Read the Bill »


01/28/2013: Merged into HB1709


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102102D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1709-Habeeb) (8-Y 0-N)
01/28/2013Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1709-Habeeb)