Written by Clarke Kent
Clarke has received a document from the plaintiff’s attorney entitled “Praecipe” and certifying the following “I certify that the above styled cause (the lawsuit by plaintiff) is mature for trial on its merits and request the clerk to place it on the docket for trial with a jury.” The plaintiff’s attorney continues stating “I certify that a true and correct copy of this Praecipe has been mailed this date to all counsel of record and to all parties not represented by counsel, if any, pursuant to the provision of Rule 1:12 of the Supreme Court of Virginia.” It was filed on April 30, 2018.
I attended the May 7, 1028 hearing and was called to speak to the Court Clerk and was advised that the case was set by a party representing the Plaintiffs office that they request 1 year and the court clerk told me they set it for 1 year minus 1 day by request to plaintiff.
We, the defendant were planning on a trial this Summer and was somewhat puzzled by the demand to wait 1 year since the plaintiff’s attorney testified that they were satisfied that it matured and they requested the date to be 1 year away. Why? It means that Justice’s opportunity of exposing the truth will have to wait after a year. Justice speculates that motive we examine is the answer to the questions of plaintiff motive. I will abide by the decision and work more diligently to build a stronger case.