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I am sorry for your situation. The answer is yes
To sue in a state court
, one needs to have a "cause of action." There are numerous causes of action, such as "breach of contract," "negligence," "fraud," "unjust enrichment," etc., as well as causes of action rooted in statutory law. Every state has their own although they are very similar to each other in every state because they all stem from the same common law. A pleading in Court needs at least one
cause of action, although it is not unusual to have more than one.
This may qualify as at least negligence per se
as well as a few other causes.
NEGLIGENCE PER SE is a violation of a law by one that is meant to protect another. Butler v. Frieden, 208 Va. 352 - Va: Supreme Court 1967
. This may be used as a civil action. Hacking is illegal in VA under Va. Code § 18.2-152.2, -152.3, -152.4, -152.5, -152.5:1, -152.6, -152.7, -152.8, -152.12, § 19.2-249.2
Punitive damages may be requested for mean-spirited or harmful acts. TXO Prod. Corp. v. Alliance Resources Group, 419 S. E. 2d 870 (W. Va. 1992)
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