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Fairfax was wrong forum for defamation case (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court should have granted a Hong Kong-based businessman’s motion to dismiss a defamation suit under a statute that allows dismissal of suits brought by non-residents of Virginia. A split Supreme Court of Virginia said in Hotung v. Hotung that the trial judge should have dismissed the suit without prejudice, rather than trying ...