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Ok. Well, I need to know how you found out about the lawsuit, please? You will need to answer a complaint, unless you have been notified that there is a judgment against you. Which is it, please?
HelloThank you for that information. What you have there is the plaintiff has dismissed any action filed against you. So there is no action needed by you.
This can happen when the Plaintiff does s not proceed to trial at the appointed time or has presented all their evidence and in the judge's opinion, there is no evidence which could prove the plaintiff's case.
A nonsuit terminates the trial at that point, and results in a dismissal of the plaintiff's case and judgment for the defendant
Here is the LINK to the VA CODE in this regard
However, the downside to this if it tolls the Statute of Limitations to bring the suit again, even though such a suit would be time barred. It is now dismissed voluntarily without Prejudice. But because the action was originally brought in a timely manner, the Non suit/dismissal without prejudice means the Plaintiff may bring the cause of action again if there is such evidence.
I see. You will need to have a local attorney file what is called a "plea in bar" That will request the court to remove the matter as it has not been heard, there is no wrong doing and the matter is hindering your credit rating
In essence the plea at bar is requesting the court to deny the plaintiff's right to maintain the suit in limbo so to speak.But I suggest it should be drafted by a local attorney who can gather the proper case law cites that will be needed.
If you need a local attorney you can contact the VA Bar Association for a legal referral and here is that contact
Call(###) ###-####(metro Richmond)
Statewide and Nationwide Toll-Free Number:(###) ###-####/p>
I cannot guess what a local attorney would charge - If you call the Bar and request a local attorney in your area for consultation, you can interview a few to get the best fee rate.
Tell them you need a civil attorney to file a plea in bar on a non suit.