Is it possible under US libel for a single false statement to give rise to two separate causes of action (i.e. counts) in a lawsuit?
If the answer is yes, what would be some examples of this?
I hire an engineer to give advice. The advice is:
not what I contracted for - breach of contract
negligent - tort of negligent misstatement
not given with due skill and care - consumer protection warranty breach
defamatory - libel
late - breach of contract again
disclosed to my competition - breach of confidence
The engineer was clearly on a roll.