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Pleadings-Admissibility Cases Summarized By Injury Attorney

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Summarizes Pleadings-Admissibility cases

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This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Pleadings-Admissibility. For more information on pleadings see the pages on Wikipedia. 

Pleadings-Admissibility Statutes

See Va. Code § 8.01-381 indicating that no pleadings shall be carried from bar by jury.

Pleadings-Admissibility Cases

1970 Asbury v. Commonwealth, 211 Va. 101, 175 S.E.2d 239.

Not error to permit contradiction of witnesses’ testimony by use of bill of complaint filed in prior divorce suit that was based on information given by defendant but was neither read nor signed by defendant.

1965 Shook Co. v. Barksdale, 206 Va. 45, 141 S.E.2d 738.

Better practice is not to allow pleadings to go into jury room. Since jury was properly instructed in present case, error was harmless.

1963 Gilliland v. Singleton, 204 Va. 115, 129 S.E.2d 641.

Trial court improperly allowed pleadings to go to jury; those pleadings contained allegations not proven; court seemed to leave open admissibility of pleadings in certain cases.

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