Merrick Brock Files Action for Business Conspiracy and Tortious Interference With Contract Against Former Business Owner

Merrick Brock filed an action pending in the Henrico County Circuit Court, Case No. CL19-6133, asserting claims for breach of contract, piercing the corporate veil, tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with business expectancy, and business conspiracy. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire the assets of the defendant’s local Richmond business, including the business’ name, its existing client contracts, and its confidential client list.  As part of the agreement, the defendant agreed to a non-compete provision prohibiting the defendant from soliciting clients from the client list or competing in the Richmond area. ...

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Merrick Brock Recovers $398,000 in Subcontractor Breach of Contract Claim

Merrick Brock recovered $398,000 for a subcontractor in a payment dispute with a bonding company.  The subcontractor was hired by a large regional general contractor to perform work on a mixed-use construction project.  After the general contractor defaulted, the bonding company took over the project and directed the subcontractor to continue working pursuant to the terms of its original subcontract, but the bonding company later disputed the scope of the subcontractor’s work and the validity of the subcontractor’s invoices.  Merrick Brock asserted a claim for breach of contract and challenged the bonding company’s reasons for denying payment.  Merrick Brock recovered...

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Merrick Brock Attorneys Named to Virginia Super Lawyers’ 2020 List of Top-Rated Attorneys

Super Lawyers is a peer recognition that is awarded on an annual basis only to a select number of attorneys in each area of the law.  The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other factors. John Merrick was named to Super Lawyers 2020 in the area of Personal Injury.  He was previously recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the years 2013 – 2018.  John’s experience includes commercial cases, consumer fraud, and a variety of personal injury cases, from products liability and nursing home neglect to trucking and auto accidents....

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Merrick Brock files fraud and business conspiracy lawsuit against members of LLC

Merrick Brock filed an action pending in the Henrico County Circuit Court, Case No. CL19-6133, asserting claims for fraud, tortious interference with business expectancy, business conspiracy, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff entered into a real estate development project with two partners, but while they agreed to split profits equally, two of the partners conspired together to cut the plaintiff out of the deal. The two partners formed an LLC with just the two of them identified as members. However, the lawsuit alleges, the two partners led the plaintiff to believe he was a...

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