When you enter into a contract with another party, it is reasonable to expect that they will honor it. When they fail to honor their end of the bargain – or when they intentionally engage in deceitful or duplicitous actions designed to maximize their gain – you may be entitled to legal recourse. The best way to find out is through a private and free case review with a practiced business and commercial fraud lawyer.
The business law attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have abundant experience representing plaintiffs who have suffered damages through business or commercial fraud. We welcome inquiries from individuals or businesses in need of legal counsel and advocacy related to fraud of any variety.
Call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance at 404-760-7400 to schedule your complimentary case review today. We serve victims of business fraud throughout Georgia from our two Atlanta locations.
Types of Fraud
Our business and commercial fraud attorneys can assist with:
- Auto Fraud. This includes deceptive or dishonest advertising practices, insincere negotiations, withheld information, or any other deceitful or unlawful action designed to defraud the consumer
- Employment Fraud. This includes misleading job seekers through deceitful practices that promise higher wages or better hours, oftentimes in exchange for money
- Healthcare Fraud. This can include health insurance and Medicaid fraud, prescription drug fraud, and medical fraud. These are often whistleblower cases
- Real Estate Fraud. This includes failure to disclose property damage, falsifying documents, and any other attempt to defraud a buyer
Business fraud, which is also known as corporate fraud, can include many different types of illegal, unethical, and improper behavior. It occurs whenever a company is intentionally dishonest for the purpose of financial gain.
Examples of Business Fraud
Corporate fraud cases often revolve around breach of contract. They may also include fraudulent misrepresentation or concealment, breach of warranty, and even libel and injurious falsehoods. Fraud can be obvious or subtle. It can be singular or systemic. Every example of it, however, must be stopped. If you suspect you have been defrauded, you are entitled to speak with an attorney – free of charge and obligation – to learn if you have cause to file suit. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and learn how we can help.
Elements of fraud include the following:
- False representation of a material fact in connection with a contract or transaction
- Confirmed knowledge by the person committing fraud of the falsehood
- Reckless disregard
- Commission of fraud in order to induce the other party to do something
- Action by the plaintiff in response to misrepresentation
- Actual loss by the plaintiff as a result of the fraud
In a successful legal claim of fraud, the wronged party will recover compensation equal to the loss. In some cases, punitive damages will be awarded as well.
Punitive damages are typically reserved for cases that are particularly egregious. During your free consultation, we will listen to your entire story in order to provide you with honest information about your best path forward, inducing the types of damages we may seek in your case. These can vary depending on the nature of the claim and the extent of duplicity. We are here to stand by your side and fight for your rights until your case is resolved.
Why Choose Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance
Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance has a long and impressive history of helping victims of business and commercial fraud get justice. Our experienced Atlanta business attorneys have the knowledge and dedication necessary to win these cases, and the resources necessary to help families get back on their feet following fraud.
We have represented whistleblowers, individuals, and businesses. We are here to help you.
Contact Us Today
To schedule a free consultation at one of the Atlanta offices of Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, please call 404-760-7400. We serve men and women living throughout Georgia, including Savannah, Columbus, Macon, Decatur, and Augusta.