An alternative Dunford-Pettis Property
An alternative to the Dunford-Pettis Property, called the DP1-property, is introduced. Its relationship to the Dunford-Pettis Property and other related properties is examined. It is shown that $ℓ_p$-direct sums of spaces with DP1 have DP1 if 1 ≤ p < ∞. It is also shown that for preduals of von Neumann algebras, DP1 is strictly weaker than the Dunford-Pettis Property, while for von Neumann algebras, the two properties are equivalent.