Virginia's Judicial System


Appeals Granted


Case

ROBERT B. FISHER, ET AL. v. TAILS, INC.
(Record Number 140444)

From

The Circuit Court of Henrico County; C. Hammond, Judge.

Counsel

L. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Date Granted

  05-27-2014