Pleadings Generally

This is Article 2 of the Code of Virginia, titled “Pleadings Generally.” It is part of Title 8.01, titled “Civil Remedies And Procedure.” It is part of Chapter 7, titled “Civil Actions; Commencement, Pleadings, And Motions.” It’s comprised of the following 16 sections.

§ 8.01-271
Compliance with Rules of Supreme Court
§ 8.01-271.01
Electronic filings in civil actions in circuit court
§ 8.01-271.1
Signing of pleadings, motions, and other papers; oral motions; sanctions
§ 8.01-272
Pleading several matters; joining tort and contract claims; separate trial in discretion of court; counterclaims
§ 8.01-273
Demurrer; form; grounds to be stated; amendment
§ 8.01-273.1
Motion for judgment; motion to refer; Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act
§ 8.01-274
Motion to strike defensive pleading in equity and at law; exceptions abolished
§ 8.01-275
When action or suit not to abate for want of form; what defects not to be regarded
§ 8.01-275.1
When service of process is timely
§ 8.01-276
Demurrer to evidence and plea in abatement abolished; motion to strike evidence and written motion, respectively, to be used in lieu thereof
§ 8.01-277
Defective process; motion to quash; untimely service; motion to dismiss
§ 8.01-277.1
Objections to personal jurisdiction or defective process; what constitutes waiver
§ 8.01-278
When plea of infancy not allowed; liability of infants for debts as traders; liability of infants on loans to defray expenses of education
§ 8.01-279
When proof is unnecessary unless affidavit filed; handwriting; ownership; partnership or incorporation
§ 8.01-280
Pleadings may be sworn to before clerk; affidavit of belief sufficient
§ 8.01-281
Pleading in alternative; separate trial on motion of party