Atlanta business law firms that practice in the area of fraud litigation have seen a dramatic rise in the number of cases. The fraud lawyers at my firm believe the increase in the number of fraud cases is due to the troubled economic times that persons and businesses in the Atlanta, Georgia, area are experiencing. In this troubled economy, we believe otherwise honest people have turned to fraudulent activities to make ends meet.
In a well-known case, ReMax North Atlanta v. Clark, 244 Ga. App. 890 (2000), the Georgia Court of Appeals elaborated on the tort of fraud, which has five essential elements. They are as follows:
1. A false representation or omission of a material fact;
2. Scienter – or knowledge;
3. Intention to induce the party claiming fraud to act or refrain from acting;
4. Justifiable reliance; and,
Fraud can take place in many areas of business. Presently, our Atlanta fraud lawyers are seeing the largest number of fraud cases in the areas of real estate transactions, the construction and building of homes, and the accounting and managing of monies or assets.
Should you sense that you are the victim of fraud, you should immediately contact a skilled Atlanta business lawyer. The Libby Law Firm handles numerous cases involving real estate fraud as well fraud in the context of business matters. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation. Please contact our firm at (404) 467-8611 or toll free at to discuss your situation. You can also send us a message through our confidential Web Site form. The Libby Law Firm is located in the Buckhead part of Atlanta, Georgia, and conveniently located near the intersection of Piedmont and Roswell Roads.