The Standard of Fraud in Breach of Contract

In every consultation for a breach of contract there is inevitably a moment when the person believes that he or she was a victim of fraud.  They feel the other party planned to breach the contract before they entered and that he or she needs to sue because they were deceived.

The Common Law elements of Fraud have four elements:

  • (1) a material representation of a preexisting or past fact
  • (2) knowledge or belief by the defendant of its falsity
  • (3) an intention that the other party rely on it
  • (4) reasonable reliance thereupon by the other party, and
  • (5) resulting damages.

If you believe that you have been a victim of Fraud schedule an appointment at the Law Offices of Chirag D. Mehta, LLC to speak to an attorney that can evaluate your case to determine the next steps and potential recovery.