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Tag Archives: Negligent Misrepresentation

Contract – Civil Practice – Pleadings Amendment — Cable Installation – Price Increase Term – Quantum Meruit – Unfair Trade Practices – Negligent Misrepresentation (access required)

Diverse Networks v. Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership Even though neither the complaint nor the answer makes any reference to the parties’ 2002 contract, their briefs discuss at length the terms and application of law to the 2002 contract as if it is the most important point of contention between the parties. The evidence and arguments presented by both parties have placed an unpleaded claim before the court.

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Insurance – Disability – ‘Any Employment’ – Tort/Negligence – Negligent Misrepresentation (access required)

Cobb v. Pennsylvania Life Insurance Co. The disability insurance policy provided to the plaintiff-landscaper explained that he would not be considered disabled if he could engage in “any employment”; since plaintiff had a duty to read the policy, he cannot prove that he reasonably relied on any alleged misrepresentation made by the defendant-insurance agent. We affirm summary judgment for defendants.

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Real Property – Restrictive Covenants – Record Notice – Tort/Negligence – Negligent Misrepresentation — Civil Practice – Appeals (access required)

Barfield v. Matos Even though the seller mistakenly told the buyer that the land he was buying was not subject to any restrictions that would prevent him from farming the land, since the restrictive covenants on the land were filed with the Register of Deeds, the buyer’s reliance on the seller’s misrepresentation was not reasonable. We affirm summary judgment for the third-party defendants. We lack jurisdiction to consider the defendant/third-party plaintiff’s arguments related to the trial court’s grant of partial summary judgment for plaintiffs.

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Tort/Negligence – Unfair Trade Practices – Labor & Employment – Other Businesses — Negligent Misrepresentation – Justifiable Reliance (access required)

Songwooyarn Trading Co. v. Sox Eleven, Inc. Even though defendant Ahn was plaintiff’s employee, since he interfered in the relationship between separate companies, his actions were “in commerce” within the meaning of G.S. Chapter 75. We affirm a $1,022,041 judgment for plaintiff.

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Contract – Master Agreement – Breach of Contract – Fraud – Constructive Fraud – Negligent Misrepresentation – Interference with Contract – Summary Judgment (access required)

  Crockett Capital Corp. v. Inland American Winston Hotels, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-15-0257, 51 pp.) (Judge Ben F. Tennille) On cross motions for summary judgment. N.C. Bus. Ct. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The ...

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