Caruth v. C. Benson Clark, D.D.S., P.C. et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Liam O'Grady on 4/12/2017. (awac, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
Civil No. l:16-cv-149
Hon. Liam O'Grady
C. BENSON CLARK D.D.S.,
d/b/a KING CENTRE DENTAL and
DR. C BENSON CLARK, D.D.S.
Plaintiff Leonora Caruth has sued Dr. C. Benson Clark and his dental practice. King
Centre Dental ("Defendants") for breach of contract and various torts relating to her dental
treatment between 2011 and 2014. After receiving treatment from Dr. Clark, Ms. Caruth
eventuallyabandoned Dr. Clark's practice and went to a different provider who determined it
was necessary to replace all of Ms. Caruth's teeth and consequently remove all of Dr. Clark's
work. Following this series of events, Ms. Caruth brought claims for: (1) medical negligence;
(2) battery; (3) breach of contract; (4) fraud; and (5) a violation of the Virginia Consumer
Protection Act (VCPA). Defendants have moved for Summary Judgment on all claims. (Dkt.
No. 34). The parties fully briefed the matter and the Court heard oral argument on March 24,
2017. For the reasons that follow, the Court hereby GRANTS summary judgment as to the
VCPA claims, but DENIES the motion in all other respects.
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