My question involves real estate located in the State of: NC
Real Estate agent ("A") sells a house and a short-cut to buyer ("B").
The short-cut is across several other properties (P1, P2, P3, P4).
Real Estate agent knew (self-admitted at trial) that the short-cut was not owned by the seller, but was an attraction for the buyer.
The short-cut was also the recognized construction entrance for a new house on one of the properties crossed (P2).
P2 discontinued construction, until the ownership issue was settled, due to threats of violence and risk of loss.
Court settled that "B" had no right to the short-cut and awarded costs and attorney fees to P1 (Who "B" had sued for access)
P2 feels harmed by the lengthy delay and arrangements to circumvent the problem.
P2 feels there is a claim against the Agent "A" . . . for damages, due to the fraud . . . particularly since the agent's actions were reckless and the buyer "B" had relied upon the agent's representations.
Does P2 have any claim against Agent "A"? If so, for what? . . . How do you measure the cost of delay and aggravation?