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Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations – Counterclaims – Sealed Instrument – Fraud – Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices – Promissory Notes – Vacation Home (access required)

McGuire v. Dixon. Fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices counterclaims raised by defendants in a dispute over payment on a promissory note for the purchase of a vacation home in Jamaica were not barred by the statute of limitations that apply to those claims. Instead, the claims were governed by the 10-year statute of limitations that applies to claims based on sealed instruments.

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