Fraudulent Inducement

Fraudulent Inducement Attorney in Daphne

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Fraudulent inducement is a type of legal claim raised when a person has been tricked or defrauded into entering into a contract or transaction. Luckily, proof of fraudulent inducement allows the defrauded party to rescind the transaction or affirm the transaction and seek monetary damages.

Since 2001, Attorney Elizabeth A. Citrin has represented clients who have been victimized by such unscrupulous activities as consumer fraud. If you have been defrauded, please contact our Daphne consumer fraud attorney in order to get the compensation you deserve for severe financial, personal, and emotional damage.

Establishing a Fraudulent Inducement Claim

To establish a claim of fraudulent inducement, a victim must generally prove the following:

  • The fraudster made a misrepresentation of fact that was material to the transaction
  • The fraudster knew the misrepresentation was false
  • The fraudster made the misrepresentation to persuade the victim to agree to the transaction or contract
  • The victim relied on the misrepresentation
  • The victim would not have agreed to the contract or transaction if they had known the truth

Fraudulent Inducement Examples 

Let’s say a customer goes to a used car dealership to purchase a car. A car salesman approaches the customer and shows them a used vehicle, which they claim only has 5,000 miles on the odometer. The car has a great price, so the customer purchases it and drives off the lot. Later, they discover that the car actually has 50,000 miles, but the odometer had been illegally altered to show only 5,000 miles. The customer was fraudulently induced to enter into a contract to purchase the car. As a result, the customer may be able to sue the salesman or the dealership for damages.

Fraudulent inducement also occurs commonly to employees. If an employer makes a false statement to a prospective or current employee urging them to take or continue working at a job, when they would not have taken or kept the job otherwise, then this may be a case of fraudulent inducement of employment. In a case of fraudulent inducement of employment, it may be possible for the employee to sue the employer for damages.

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If you have been the victim of fraudulent inducement, please contact the Daphna consumer fraud attorney at Elizabeth A. Citrin P.C. to discuss your case. Call (251) 202-3374 to schedule an appointment.

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