In Virginia, if a lawsuit is about a contract, and the contract is not attached to the complaint, you can file a “Motion to Crave Oyer”. Whuzzat? Forget the oyster puns. Heard them all many years ago. This is not a demand for oystems. A Motion to Crave Oyer, s\Simply put, is a demand that the Plaintiff file a copy of the alleged contract with the court (and send you a copy). Virginia is known (well-known even) for archaic terminology and pre-Civil War cases that are still good law. God I love it!