What Litigators Must Know About Va.’s 'Rocket Docket'

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT) -- Do not be lulled into a false sense of complacency by the formality, civility and, in some cases, old-fashioned Southern charm, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA). Cases usually move with lightning speed, handled by efficient, polite, but no-nonsense jurists and courtroom deputies. The average time from filing a civil case to trial is approximately 11 months, with 2012 constituting the fastest trial docket in the country for the fifth straight year! Trial dates are usually hard and fast,...
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