Monday, June 24, 2024

Collections: Interest on Accounts

Virginia Code §8.01-382 addresses pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, and provides that:

In any action at law or equity, the verdict of the jury or judgment by the court may provide for interest on the entire principal sum awarded or any part of that sum, and fix the period at which the interest is to commence.

The judgment order entered provides for the accrual of interest until the principal sum is paid. This code section further provides that if no interest is provided on a judgment, the statutory rate of interest shall be applied as of the date of entry of such verdict or judgment. The statutory judgment rate of interest is presently set at an annual rate of six percent, unless otherwise provided by a written contract, agreement or note.

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