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Consumer Act doesn’t apply to dental malpractice (access required)

A patient cannot sue a dentist under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act as part of a dental malpractice claim, a federal judge in Alexandria has ruled. The VCPA claim involved alleged fraud, based on how much the dentist told the patient certain procedures would cost. But the Act contains a specific exception that applies to businesses ...