What Is Fraudulent Misrepresentation in Consumer Law?

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The consumer fraud lawyers at Markoff Leinberger want all of our current and prospective clients to fully understand their legal rights. One aspect of those rights which, when violated, is considered an act of consumer fraud is what we call “Fraudulent Misrepresentation.”

If you believe your consumer rights have been violated through a misrepresentation and you’re uncertain about what to do, please contact the lawyers at Markoff Leinberger for your free initial case consultation: 1-877-905-5161.

Understanding Fraudulent Misrepresentation

In consumer fraud law, the wrongdoer may have committed a fraudulent misrepresentation via an assertion or claim that a product or service, which turns out not to hold up.

Since “misrepresentation” is considered a tort, or a civil wrongdoing, our fraud attorneys can build a consumer rights case against a business or individual that blatantly makes claims that are false.

Some common examples of wrongdoing that fall under the characterization of misrepresentation include:

  • Example No. 1: A landowner in possession of undesirable property boosts the description of that property in order to promote a speedy sale.
  • Example No. 2: A car salesman makes inflated claims about a vehicle. You buy that vehicle based on those claims.
  • Example No. 3: A homebuyer purchases a house based on certain assertions about the property only to learn after-the-fact that those claims are not legitimate.

Consumers rely on these product or service assertions on order to make an informed purchasing decision. If you believe your rights have been violated through a product, service or contractual misrepresentation, please contact the consumer fraud lawyers at Markoff Leinberger for your free initial case consultation: 1-877-905-5161.