If I went to a paint store to buy paint for a metal building and a new employee sold me paint that is for wood surfaces only and told me that it would work for nay surface and it peeled off in 2 week what kind of torythas he committed?
1 Answer from Attorneys
No, absent a showing of fraud, deliberate misrepresentation, or somehow
culpable negligence on the part of this new employee, I don't see any
sustainable actions in tort which might be brought against him for the
transaction you've described.
Nevertheless, you might have a viable claim against the store for breach of contract or possibly some other claim under the Virginia Consumer
Protection Act that could result in the store at least giving you the
right paint for this metal building which you thought that you had purchased
from their new employee.
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