Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentation

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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:

  1. Someone falsely represented a current or past fact
  2. The person who falsely represented has no basis in fact for believing in its truth
  3. The false representation was intentionally made to convince another of its "truth"
  4. The other party believed the misrepresentation
  5. 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.