Reselling lawsuit dismissed

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LAS VEGAS (CN) – Best-selling author Dean Koontz doesn’t directly do business in Nevada and can’t be sued on fraud claims by a Nevadan who says Koontz kept valuable signed works instead of selling them.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro dismissed a complaint filed by Raymond Davis that accused Koontz of keeping a valuable collection of signed literature formerly owned by John Paul Bodner.

Koontz and Davis were mutual friends with Bodner, who passed away in 2012.

Davis said Bodner gave him a collection books written by Koontz, many of which the author signed.

Davis said he sought his help in selling them, and Koontz agreed to sell them on consignment in 2013.

But instead of selling the books, Davis said Koontz kept them and refuses to return them. Davis sued Koontz last year, and accused the author of fraud, conversion and unjust enrichment.

Koontz sought dismissal due to a lack of personal jurisdiction.

Navarro dismissed Davis’ claim without prejudice, noting he could request permission to amend his complaint.

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