In business dealings, it is often taken for granted that parties will be honest with one another. Honest people tend to sometimes forget that not everyone is on the level and that some people are out to lie and cheat in order to get ahead. While this can be frustrating, the law does allow for remedies if a person has been the victim of fraud or misrepresentation. Our South Florida luxury real estate lawyers can help you recover any losses incurred from fraud or misrepresentation.
There are several types of fraud that may lead to a cause of action for damages. Fraudulent misrepresentation may occur when a person knowingly makes a false statement or misrepresents the truth, causing another person to take action and sustain losses. This can include deliberate lies as well as known omissions of fact. A second form of fraud, fraudulent inducement, may occur when someone deliberately deceives another person into taking action. Negligent misrepresentation is similar to fraudulent misrepresentation, but involves carelessness as opposed to deliberate lies. This may occur when a person relays information to another to encourage action without knowing for sure if the information is credible.
For instance, say a person puts in an order for 1000 units of a given product from a vendor. It would be fraud if that vendor knows the he does not have 1000 units, will not have them by the date specified, and lied to the business owner solely to get that person’s money. That vendor has committed fraud because he knowingly gave the business bad information. Misrepresentation would be a vendor selling 1000 units when they actually only had 100 to sell. Maybe this person did that because he thought his company could produce the extra units in time to make the sale. If he is wrong, he may have committed misrepresentation. The difference is in intent: a person commits fraud they knowingly omit facts while misrepresentation is done with negligence but not malice. While a business owner is in the same boat regardless (they do not have the 1000 units they ordered) the law treats the two actions differently.
Our lawyers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table with respect to fraud and misrepresentation claims, and are fully prepared to prosecute or defend your interests.
We utilize the team approach because we believe that collaboration enhances the quality of service to our clients, and adds value to our representation. Our experienced Fort Lauderdale fraud & misrepresentation lawyers bring insightful legal analysis and hard work in every aspect of your case. We dedicate detailed and in-depth attention and analysis to all of our cases at a level that surpasses the big firms, but with legal fees that do not. This allows you to save money while sacrificing nothing in terms of expertise or quality of representation. We take great pride in our client satisfaction and in fostering a level of trust through open communication.
We are committed to our clients as we are to their cases – Your phone calls are returned promptly; the lawyer assigned to your file is directly accountable to you; and, you will always be able to contact the partner in charge directly, without any buffers. If you are currently involved in a dispute involving your business or other commercial interests, contact the South Florida fraud & misrepresentation attorneys at Schecter Law. We strive to produce satisfied clients and we would be happy to assist in any actions you may have.