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Johnny Depp’s defamation suit stays afloat (access required)

Relying on what he termed a “relaxed” Virginia standard for pleading defamation by implication, a Fairfax County judge has allowed actor Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against his ex-wife to go forward. Circuit Judge Bruce D. White said three statements in actress Amber Heard’s 2018 Washington Post commentary – read in the context of the couple’s 2016 ...