West Virginia Judiciary

Rules of Civil Procedure for Magistrate Courts

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Rules of Civil Procedure for Magistrate Courts

Table of Contents

  1. Rules 1 through 12
    1. Application of rules
    2. Complaint
    3. Service of process
    4. Answer
    5. Counterclaim and cross-claim
    6. Third-party complaint
      1. Election of jury trial
    7. Amended and supplemental pleadings
    8. Service of pleadings, motions and other papers
    9. Filing of pleadings, motions and other papers
    10. Default judgment
    11. Notice of trial and pretrial hearings
    12. Pretrial motions
  2. Rules 13 through 23
    1. Discovery
    2. Subpoenas
    3. Dismissal
      1. Consolidation and separate trials
    4. Trial
    5. Setting aside judgment
    6. Appeal to circuit court
      1. Stay of execution of judgment
    7. Harmless error
    8. Time
    9. Clerical mistakes
    10. Waiver of fees and costs for indigents
    11. Family violence contempt bond