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Tag Archives: Judge Bruce D. White

No ‘new matters’ raised in answer to complaint (access required)

Where plaintiffs filed a late response to facts alleged in several paragraphs in defendants’ answer to the complaint, the allegations will not be deemed as admitted under Va. Sup. Ct. R. 1:4(e) because the allegations did not raise “new matters” ...

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Some counterclaims survive demurrer in defamation case (access required)

Where defendant was sued for defamation and has asserted counterclaims, some claims survive plaintiff’s demurrers while others are barred by the statute of limitations. Background In the underlying suit, filed on March 1, 2019, plaintiff John C. Depp sued defendant ...

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Firefighter promotion policy changes cannot be grieved (access required)

The Fairfax County executive properly determined that firefighter captains are not entitled to invoke grievance procedures to challenge changes to county policies governing promotions and filling vacancies in the Fire and Rescue Department. Overview In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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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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