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1st Circ. Tosses Duped Renter's Suit Over Phony Resort

Law360, Boston (April 13, 2018, 4:05 PM EDT) -- A Cambridge, Massachusetts, man scammed out of more than $46,000 for renting out a Belize estate that does not exist found no paradise in the First Circuit, which late Thursday upheld a Bay State federal judge's ruling saying the rental-by-owner website HomeAway.com Inc was not liable for the scam.

Peter Hiam and his son, Christopher, shelled out $46,565 for a one-week rental of a beachfront luxury property in Placencia, Belize, complete with space for 14 people and a private chef, from the end of 2014 into...
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Case Title

Hiam v. Homeaway.com, Inc.


Case Number

17-1898

Court

Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

4370 Other Fraud

Date Filed

September 11, 2017

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