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Superior Court of the Virgin Islands

Rule 1. Scope; construction

These rules govern the practice and procedure in the territorial court. They are intended to provide for the just determination of causes coming within the jurisdiction of the court. They shall be liberally construed to secure simplicity and uniformity in procedure, fairness in administration and the elimination of unjustifiable expense and delay.

Case Notes

Authority

Under Act of Congress authorizing United States District Court of the Virgin Islands to draft rules of procedure for the inferior courts of the Virgin Islands, the Municipal Court Rules (now Territorial Court Rules), drafted by District Court, must be taken to have the force of law. Tonkin v. Michael, D.C.V.I. 1972, 9 V.I. 172.

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