This article considers recent developments in the field of Virginia civil procedure and practice, including statutes, rules of court, and opinions of the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals of Virginia that have appeared between May 1985 and May 1986. This article also comments on cases in volumes three and four of Virginia Circuit Court Opinions, many of which were decided before 1985, but it is appropriate to mention them here since they were only recently made generally available through publication. There have been no major changes in the area of Virginia civil procedure during the period considered, but the matters noted here may prove useful to keep the reader current with the most recent authority for the various already settled principles of practice and procedure.

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