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Chapter 25. Extraordinary WritsRead Chapter

  • Article 1. Writ of Quo WarrantoRead all
  • § 8.01-635
    Common-law writ of quo warranto and information in the nature of writ of quo warranto abolished; statutory writ of quo warranto established
    § 8.01-636
    In what cases writ issued
    § 8.01-637
    By whom filed; when leave granted and writ issued
    § 8.01-638
    Repealed
    § 8.01-639
    How summons directed and served
    § 8.01-640
    Judgment when defendant fails to appear
    § 8.01-641
    Reopening same when made on service by publication
    § 8.01-642
    Pleading when defendant appears
    § 8.01-643
    Trial; verdict; judgment; costs; attorney's fee
  • Article 2. Mandamus and ProhibitionRead all
  • § 8.01-644
    Application for mandamus or prohibition
    § 8.01-644.1
    Limitations of actions for petition for mandamus
    § 8.01-645
    What petition to state; where presented
    § 8.01-646
    When writ awarded if no defense made
    § 8.01-647
    Defense; how made
    § 8.01-648
    What judgment to be rendered
    § 8.01-649
    Proceedings when application is to Supreme Court or Court of Appeals
    § 8.01-650
    Suspension of proceedings, where prohibition applied for
    § 8.01-651
    Suspension of proceedings by justice of Supreme Court or judge of Court of Appeals
    § 8.01-652
    Service of writ; how obedience enforced
    § 8.01-653
    Mandamus to secure construction of act directing payment out of treasury of the Commonwealth
    § 8.01-653.1
    Mandamus to secure construction of act granting power to incur certain obligations for transportation needs