VCPA- Breach of Warranty- Fraud
Type of Action – Virginia Consumer Protection Agency
Type of Injuries – Pecuniary
Judge or Jury – Jury
Special Damages – Treble damages for willful violation of Consumer Protection Act Amount — $70,000.00
Attorney for Plaintiff – Gregory S. Larsen, Chesapeake
Other Useful Information – Defendant sold plaintiff a used car with a valid Virginia title. However, the State of Florida had previously deemed the vehicle “non-repairable.” Upon discovery, the plaintiff requested his money back, but defendant refused. The dealer maintained that he had no knowledge of the prior title designation. The plaintiff sued, alleging a violation of the VCPA, breach of warranty of title and actual constructive fraud. The jury agreed that the defendant dealer’s violations were willful and awarded treble damages.
Consumer Law, VCPA-Breach of Warranty- Fraud.” Virginia Lawyers Weekly 06 Aug. 2001.