Consumer Litigation

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.