Virginia Circuit Court Finds No Authority to Enter a Default Judgment Against a John Doe Defendant

Unlike in some states (e.g., California), complaints filed in Virginia typically do not name John Doe defendants. In some cases, however, a...


Eastern District of Virginia Clarifies the Relationship between Rule 9 and Rule 54 Regarding a Claim for Attorneys’ Fees as a Substantially Prevailing Party under a Lease

In a recent decision from the Eastern District of Virginia, the court provided guidance to litigants seeking attorneys’ fees under a "substantially...


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