Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentation
Looking at the Need for a Los Angeles Business Litigation Lawyer
There is a difference between negligent misrepresentation and fraudulent
misrepresentation. Any form of fraud is much more serious than dealings
involving negligence. Fraudulent falsification occurs when the instigator
shows a reckless disregard for the truth of the matter. They purposefully
provide information that is false with intent to deceive and harm either
their business or another company. Negligent misrepresentation involves
businesses and individuals that claim to provide certain skills, but cannot
fully follow through on their end. The company at fault often is careless
in how he or she represents the business and it is not as intentional as fraud.
What constitutes this type of case?
Under any form of contract, there are certain promises that are made and
when they are not followed through with, it can create significant turmoil.
Many different situations and issues can result in falsely representing
the truth, but there are
five factors that can be involved with each, including:
- Someone falsely represented a current or past fact
- The person who falsely represented has no basis in fact for believing in its truth
- The false representation was intentionally made to convince another of
- The other party believed the misrepresentation
- The other party who relied on the misrepresentation suffered harm as a result
Many cases of misrepresentation can be found as "innocent" in
that they had reasonable grounds to believe what they had presented before
the public. These situations are fairly simple matters to resolve in many
cases. When fraud is involved, however, the matter becomes much more serious
and the legal actions taken must be more severe. The business lawyer you
want representing your interests in this type of case, should be
skilled, knowledgeable and a proven litigator.
Cases of Fraud
When it comes to fraudulent activity, it can happen through a variety of
mediums and affect a wide range of individuals and corporations. It may
come through mail, phone or wire, but perhaps the most common is internet
fraud. Due to the accessibility of the internet and all of its facets,
deceptive users can much more easily discover ways to steal people's
credit card information, take over identities or divert innocent people
to misleading websites. They can do all of this with clicks of a button,
all while keeping their own identity a secret.
Other instances may occur where fraud is much more blatant, especially
in relation to business contracts. When a business partner performs a
breach of contract, they are breaking a binding agreement that was set
forth by both partners before entering into business with one another.
If certain actions were promised that resulted in causing another business
or individual to join into contract and then they never followed through,
it could be a matter of fraudulent inducement. In such cases, it may be
difficult to prove that the other had set forth certain promises unless
they were in formal writing. A qualified business law attorney may be
able to help create a solid case to defend businesses that has been wronged
by dishonest businesses breaching their formal contracts.
Achieving Necessary Resolution
Mr. Mehrshad Mirkhan, lead attorney at our firm, has the experience you
need to address these critical matters professionally. During his time
in law school, he was named as the Most Patient Advocate and as Committed
to Clients. For many years, he and his legal team have fought against
injustice in the business realm, not relinquishing victory to high-profile
opponents. While other firms may classify certain cases as too difficult
to win, Attorney Mirkhan does not let labels stop him.
Cases involving negligent misrepresentation and fraud can often involve
other issues such as
breach of contract and
business fraud. These are all crucial issues that
can jeopardize the success and prosperity of a business. Swift and aggressive legal action should be taken to arrest further harm
and seek restitution for any damages that resulted from the actions of
the other party. Our Los Angeles business litigation attorneys are ready
to assist you and pursue justice and a fair resolution.
Contact our office today at (310) 504-1884.