A civil claim for fraud addresses conduct that reasonable people would consider to be “dishonest dealing”. Dishonest dealing is quite broad and can include more than just false representations. It may also include non-disclosure of important facts and other misconduct. Unlike a criminal fraud charge, civil fraud need only be proven on the balance of probabilities.
Lawyers at our firm have been involved in numerous fraud cases on behalf of aggrieved plaintiffs. We have successfully obtained judgments in a number of investment related frauds, franchise frauds and frauds involving other business relationships. In addition to obtaining judgments covering the losses stemming from the frauds, we have been successful in obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in punitive damages awards on behalf of our clients.