Virginia's Judicial System


Appeals Granted


Case

MICHAEL ERIC A.B. MAK SHUN MING HOTUNG v. ERIC E. HOTUNG
(Record Number 122186)

From

From the Circuit Court of Fairfax County; C. Maxfield, Judge.

Counsel

Timothy B. Hyland (Ifrah PLLC) for Appellant.

Lee E. Berlik (BerlikLaw, LLC) for Appellee.

Assignment of Error

  1. The trial court erroneously sustained the defendant's demurrer to the plaintiff's detrimental reliance claim (Second Cause of Action) because, under Virginia conflicts of law principles, that claim was governed in relevant part by the law of the District of Columbia, and District of Columbia law recognizes a cause of action for detrimental reliance.

Date Granted

  6-25-2013