Fraud exists when there has been a “misrepresentation or concealment with reference to some fact material to a transaction that is made with knowledge of its falsity or in reckless disregard of its truth or falsity and with the intent to deceive another.” Attorneys for Travis & Inman have represented numerous clients in a wide variety of civil fraud cases.
In one case, a developer bought property after he was told that the design of a certain project had been approved by the city/municipality. It had not been approved, nor would it have been, because a portion of the property was in a flood plain. Attorneys for Travis & Inman obtained a substantial settlement for our client (the developer) in this case.
In another case, a distributor spent large sums of money to expand into additional territories based upon the representations by the manufacturer that those territories would be the distributor’s territories. After the distributor stretched its finances to achieve the growth required by the expansion, the manufacturer terminated the distributor, took over the territories for itself and attempted to take over the distributor itself by hiring its employees and doing business for the distributor’s clients. Attorneys in Travis & Inman obtained a large jury verdict on behalf of the distributor for fraud.
Our attorneys represented the former owner of a breast implant company who was owed over $30,000,000 from the purchaser but to whom the purchaser refused to pay because of a claim of fraud in the sale of the company. After 12 months of litigation, attorneys in Travis & Inman prevailed on behalf of our client with a very large settlement.
Our attorneys have represented the plaintiffs and the defendants in numerous commercial fraud cases. The forgoing examples are but a few.