November 29, 2020

Volume X, Number 334

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Today’s Tip for Commercial Litigators: The Benefit of Stipulations In General District Court

Because civil cases in Virginia’s General District Courts usually are bound to strict time limits, both sides have an incentive to present their evidence in an efficient manner. In Fairfax, for example, there is a two-hour time limit. One way to streamline a case is by stipulating in advance to facts not in dispute. For example, when both sides seek to introduce documents not in dispute, it makes little sense for either side to spend time laying a foundation for admissibility. It needlessly detracts from being able to focus on the real issues in the case.

© 2020 Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.National Law Review, Volume III, Number 353
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