Tag Archives: Judge Bruce D. White

Some statements actionable as defamation by implication (access required)

Where plaintiff, John C. Depp, claims defendant, Amber Heard, defamed him in a Washington Post op-ed, three of the four complained-of statements are actionable under a defamation by implication theory. Background Plaintiff’s defamation claim arises from four statements in an ...

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Partnership records demand must state proper purpose (access required)

A limited partner’s demand to inspect partnership records must state a proper purpose for doing so. Overview Plaintiff is a limited partner of defendant Arrowhead Apartments. Plaintiff petitioned to inspect partnership records after becoming concerned about declining profitability, mismanagement and ...

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Court has jurisdiction over VW and Audi defendants (access required)

Three German auto makers established sufficient contacts with the state, including marketing and advertising, to make them subject to the Virginia court’s specific jurisdiction. Background Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“VWGoA”) is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (“VW AG”) and ...

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Va. Cir.: “Unsigned” contract qualifies for 5-year limitations period (access required)

The material terms of the parties’ contract for services were committed to writing in daily sales tickets and an invoice for hours of services performed. Absent additional conditions agreed upon by the parties, an unsigned writing can be a written ...

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