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Code of Virginia
Title 8.01. Civil Remedies and Procedure
Chapter 7. Civil Actions; Commencement, Pleadings, and Motions
11/24/2020

§ 8.01-275.1. When service of process is timely.

Service of process in an action or suit within twelve months of commencement of the action or suit against a defendant shall be timely as to that defendant. Service of process on a defendant more than twelve months after the suit or action was commenced shall be timely upon a finding by the court that the plaintiff exercised due diligence to have timely service made on the defendant.

1994, c. 519.

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