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Contract, tort claims can be maintained simultaneously (access required)

Although a tort action cannot be based solely on a negligent breach of contract under Virginia law, a plaintiff may, under maritime law, maintain contract and tort claims simultaneously, even if they arise out of the same facts. Background Thomas P. Gilfillan brought this action in admiralty seeking damages from Debbie Cheely and John Cheely d/b/a Full ...