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Investment Fraud -- What to Do if You are a Victim

Buffington Law Firm's breach of contract and investment fraud attorneys have successfully handled numerous cases involving investment fraud. Last week we described the nature of a typical fraudulent investment scheme. The red flag indicator that one's investment is fraudulently invested is when the investor seeks to legitimately cash in all or part of the investment, and the investment manager delays or balks at honoring the request. After working many such schemes over the past two decades, we have learned that this is an unfailingly accurate "red flag" that fraud may be present.

Trust Litigation -- Basic Causes of Trust and Inheritance Disputes

Buffington Law Firm's Trust Litigation attorney team has dealt with all manner of trust and estate disputes.  This Blog article will discuss some of the more common causes of such disputes.

Business Litigation: Negligent Misrepresentation in Lawsuits

In business litigation, the issue of negligent misrepresentation is often misunderstood.  Despite its name, "negligent misrepresentation" arises when a Defendant makes a statement (i.e. a representation) that he or she has no reasonable basis for believing to be true.  While this technically may involve a state of mind on the part of the Defendant that seems like negligence, under California law this can legally constitute fraud.  [Bily v. Arthur Young; Cal. Civil Code Sec. 1710(2)].

Business Litigation: Fraud in Contract Formation Part 2

In last week's business litigation Blog article we discussed fraud in the formation of contracts, and how to differentiate certain scenarios that involve fraud from straight breach of contract situations.  In this brief article we will discuss other types of fraud as they relate to contracts.  Buffington Law Firm's breach of contract and business fraud attorneys have litigated many cases involving business fraud.  In these Blog articles we seek to inform the general public concerning some of the basics of this type of business litigation.

Business Litigation: Fraud in the Formation of Contracts

Buffington Law Firm's business litigation attorneys have successfully tried many lawsuits involving business fraud.  In this brief Blog article we will discuss some of the basics of business fraud in the formation of business contracts.  It is important to know the difference between a breach of contract lawsuit, and a lawsuit which is properly characterized as actual fraud.

Disputes involving business purchases and sales

Buffington Law Firm's business trial lawyers have frequently dealt with lawsuits deriving from business disputes involving the purchase and sale of a business. These lawsuits typically occur when the buyer believes that the seller concealed or misstated some material fact concerning the nature of the business.  Alternatively, the buyer may simply not carry out some of his or her obligations set forth in the purchase contract, such as making installment payments against the purchase price if the contract calls for this.  In either context, litigation is common.

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