CaseROBERT B. FISHER, ET AL. v. TAILS, INC.
(Record Number 140444)
FromThe Circuit Court of Henrico County; C. Hammond, Judge.
CounselL. Lee Byrd, Robert B. "Chip" Delano, Jr. and Eric C. Howlett (Sands Anderson PC) and John A. "Jack" Hutchings (Dill, Dill, Carr, Stonbraker & Hutchings, P.C.) for appellants.
John A. Trocki III and Darryl P. Rains(Morrison & Foerster LLP) for appellee.
Assignments of Error
- The trial court erred in sustaining the Demurrer to Counts I, II, III, and IV of the Complaint by failing to recognize the step transaction doctrine, which treats steps in a series of formally separate but related transactions as a single step if the steps are substantially linked.
- The trial court erred in sustaining the Demurrer to Counts I, II, III, and IV of the Complaint by failing to recognize the well-established rule that equity looks beyond the form and to the substance of a transaction.