What is a bill of particulars?
Authored By: Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
This week’s legal term of the week is “Bill of Particulars.” A bill of particulars is a written statement giving details of a lawsuit filed in a General District Court. It’s a more complete explanation of why the person filing the lawsuit, called the plaintiff, should get the money or property being requested. If the judge orders a plaintiff to file a bill of particulars, the plaintiff will have a later trial date and time. The plaintiff also will have a date by which to file the bill of particulars. If the plaintiff doesn’t file by this date, the lawsuit may be dismissed.