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Failed real estate purchase suit proceeds (access required)

Where the defendants allegedly promised to finance the plaintiff’s purchase of real property, but never provided the promised funds, the claims for fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation and tortious interference with contract survived the motion to dismiss. Background In 2018, Potomac Auto ...

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Canadian publisher did not target Virginia with accusing articles (access required)

Where the Consortium for Independent Journalism sued Global News, a Canadian publisher, for allegedly accusing it of being part of a cyber-influence campaign directed by Russia, Global News did not target Virginia with its articles, and the fact that the ...

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No claim for ‘constructive fraud by omission’ (access required)

Where an ophthalmologist alleged defendants fraudulently guaranteed geographic exclusivity of a medical device, his suit was dismissed because there is no claim for “constructive fraud by omission” in Virginia. Fraud by omission requires that the nondisclosing party deliberately fails to ...

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Dealer alleged to have concealed vehicle’s engine defects — $104,137.07 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Federal Odometer Act, fraud, Virginia Consumer Protection Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Injuries alleged: Diminished value, loss of use, inconvenience, aggravation, punitive damages and legal fees Name of case: Jackson v. Great Bridge Auto Sales Corp. Court: U.S. ...

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