FRAUD - The Most Used and Least Understood Cause of Action Seminar Materials - SALE!

Publication Date: September 2012
Available Formats: Print
Pages: 70

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Content Summary:

  • Why Plead Fraud?
  • Types of Fraud
  • Separation of Fraud, Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty, and Contract
  • Discovery Issues in Fraud Cases
  • Difficulties in Alleging and Proving Fraud
  • Fraud as a Defense
  • Damages and Other Remedies

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This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from a September 2012seminar.

Fraud is easy to allege, but seldom prevails at trial. Court decisions construing fraud have erected many traps for the unwary; however, opportunities remain for successfully utilizing this all-purpose cause of action. Our team of experienced litigators, supported by a seasoned judge, will help you navigate this difficult area of the law to successfully prove, or resist, a charge of fraud.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

WHY PLEAD FRAUD?
John A. C. Keith

        I. Introduction
    
        II. What is the Impact of a Fraud Claim?
    
        III. What are the Advantages of Fraud Claims?
    
        IV. Downsides?
    
        Appendix - Recent Fraud Cases from the Supreme Court of Virginia
    
TYPES OF FRAUD
Elaine Charlson Bredehoft

        I. Actual Fraud
    
        II. Constructive Fraud
    
        III. Fraud in the Inducement
    
        IV. Conspiracy to Defraud
    
        V. Consumer Fraud (Virginia Consumer Protection Act)
    
        VI. Computer Fraud (Virginia Computer Crimes Act)
    
        VII. Securities Related Fraud: Oppression of Minority Shareholders

SEPARATION OF FRAUD, BREACHES OF FIDUCIARY DUTY, AND CONTRACT
Edward B. Lowry

        I. Separation of Fraud and Contract

DISCOVERY ISSUES IN FRAUD CASES
John A. C. Keith

        I. The Problem
    
        II. Pre-filing Investigation
    
        III. Rule 4 Discovery after filing
    
        IV. Crime-fraud exception to attorney client privilege

DIFFICULTIES IN ALLEGING AND PROVING FRAUD
Edward B. Lowry

        I. Actual Fraud
    
        II. Constructive Fraud
    
        III. Present intention not to perform
    
        IV. Existing Fact vs. Opinion, Puffing or Promise as to Future Event
    
        V. Pleading with Particularity/Specificity
    
        VI. Omission of Fact/Failure to Disclose

FRAUD AS A DEFENSE
John A. C. Keith

        I. Recoupment
    
        II. Statutory Recoupment

DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES
Elaine Charlson Bredehoft

        I. Fraud
    
        II. Statutory Conspiracy to Defraud
    
        III. Consumer Protection Act
    
        IV. Virginia Computer Crimes Act
    
        V. Oppression of Minority Shareholders

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John A. C. Keith

Elaine Charlson Bredehoft

Edward B. Lowry

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