Discovery in Virginia

William Hamilton Bryson, University of Richmond


This book enlarges and supersedes the author's Interrogatories and Depositions in Virginia (1969). A discussion of the production of documents and things for inspection and of physical and mental examinations has been added to the old work. The 1969 volume has been brought up to date to reflect the major changes in Part Four of the Virginia Rules of Court, which were made in 1972 and 1977. These changes were made to conform the Virginia rules to the federal rules of discovery as amended in 1970, and to deal with the deliberate omission of discovery matters from the new Title 8.01. It is to be noted that all discovery provisions in modern Virginia are now to be found in the Rules of Court, Part Four, and in the traditional equity practices.