Sneha Media & Entertainment v. Associated Broadcasting Company, No. 17-2004 (4th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal, based on lack of personal jurisdiction in Virginia, of an action for breach of contract and related causes against Associated Broadcasting. The court held that plaintiff failed to demonstrate that Associated Broadcasting had the minimum contacts with Virginia that were sufficient to satisfy the Due Process Clause. In this case, Plaintiff Sneha Media was a Virginia company, Plaintiff Nord Sinew was an Indian company, and Associated Broadcasting was an Indian company. Associated Broadcasting carries on its business solely in India, and, by a contract executed in India, it gave Nord the right to distribute its TV9 programming elsewhere. Furthermore, the only relevant contact that Associated Broadcasting had with Virginia was a single meeting.