Cynthia Simpson-Cannon Palm Beach Fraud and Misrepresentation Attorney
What is fraud? Fraud is the intentional use ofalie or other deceptive meansto deprive another of their money, property, or a legal right.
What is misrepresentation? Misrepresentation is making false or misleading statements without knowledge of their truth or falsity.
Do I have a fraud or misrepresentation claim? While fraud and misrepresentation are similar legal concepts, they are two different and distinct terms. Whether you have a valid misrepresentation or fraud claim depends on what the accused knew, didn't know, or should have known, and whether the representer intended for you to rely on those statements when they were made.
Fraud and Misrepresentation Scenarios
A jeweler sells Matt a 2 carat diamond engagement ring that is later found out to be a 1 carat cubic zirconia. At the time of the purchase, the jeweler knew that Matt's ring was not a real 2 carat diamond ring. This is a legitimate fraud scenario because the jeweler intentionally sold the fake ring.
Amy is purchasing a new business from John that includes a warehouse. John told Amy that the warehouse was 10,000 square feet. Amy later learns that the warehouse is actually 7,500 square feet. John, however, did not have knowledge of the square footage of the warehouse at the time of the transaction. This is an example of misrepresentation.
Contact Us for Experienced and Dedicated Representation
Call the Simpson-Cannon Law Firm at 561-721-6255 if you think you have a viable fraud or misrepresentation claim. With over 20 years experience as a trial attorney and former prosecutor, Cynthia will fight to right the wrongs done against her clients.