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Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentation

Misrepresentation occurs when someone makes a false statement that someone relies on to their detriment.  Misrepresentation can be intentional or negligent.  In other words, it can include flat-out lies and facts that the speaker simply did not verify before speaking.

Fraud is a form of intentional misrepresentation. Fraud is:

  • False representation of fact,
  • By another,
  • With knowledge that the representation was false,
  • With intent to induce the plaintiff to act upon the representation,
  • And the plaintiff indeed acted, incurring damages as a result.

If you are the victim of fraud or misrepresentation, or are accused of the same, you need an experienced attorney on your side that knows how to handle the often-delicate situation.   Call the Davis Law Firm with your fraud or misrepresentation issue today.

In one example of misrepresentation, our client purchased a used car with what she thought was a 7-year warranty.  The salesperson indicated that the warranty was for 7 years and that our client would be wise to purchase it.  The warranty cost over $1,200, which was about 10% of the vehicle’s price.  Six months later, our client went to have the car serviced and incurred a bill because the warranty had expired.  You see, the car that was purchased was a 2005 model and the salesperson failed to inform our client that the 7-year warranty was from the date the car was manufactured, insinuating that it was 7 years from the date of purchase.  This was a misrepresentation and when contacted by the Davis Law Firm, the dealer quickly refunded our client the cost of the warranty.


The Davis Law Firm is located in Jacksonville, Florida and serves clients throughout the states of Florida and Georgia, including Jacksonville, Miami, Pensacola, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, St. Augustine, Fort Myers, Daytona Beach, Panama City, Destin, Melbourne, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tallahassee, the Florida Keys, and everywhere in between.



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