Critical Changes to Va. S. Ct. Rules 1:1 and 1:11 that Every Litigator Needs to Know: How Final is the Finality of Judgments, Orders and Decrees in Your Case Views from the Bench and Bar
By The Honorable Thomas D. Horne and Nathan Veldhuis
Effective November 1, 2018, Va. S. Ct. Rule 1:1, respecting the finality of Orders and Decrees has been amended. A retitling of Va. S. Ct. Rule 1:11 respecting Motions to Strike the Evidence also became effective on that date. While the change to Rule 1:11 does not warrant much further scrutiny, the changes to Rule 1:1 do. What follows sets out the
change to Va. S. Ct. Rule 1:1, how it is a departure from prior practice, and some observations from the bar and bench on the significance of the changes.
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