For purposes of this chapter, actions shall be considered pending in the same circuit court when they have been (i) filed in that court, regardless of whether the defendant has been served with process, or (ii) properly transferred to that court.
Terms Used In Virginia Code 8.01-267.2
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Process: includes subpoenas, the summons and complaint in a civil action, and process in statutory actions. See Virginia Code 1-237
1995, c. 555.