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Payment didn’t moot inducement claim (access required)

Where defendants sued for failing to make a settlement payment fulfilled that obligation (with interest) during the litigation, the payment mooted the breach of contract claim but not the fraudulent inducement claim because the plaintiff also sought out-of-pocket expenses, lost profits, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees. Background Irvin Beatley brought this action against Charles Ayers, Ralph Costen, ...