Florida Law is well settled that a contractual promise not performed is not tantamount to fraud. As a general rule, fraud cannot be predicated upon a mere promise not performed. Alexander/Davis Properties, Inc. v. Graham, 397 So.2d 699, 706 (Fla. 4th DCA 1981), petition for review denied, 408 So.2d 1093 (Fla. 1981). Moreover, to cross … Read more
Ever wonder how the lottery can advertise a jackpot of $100 million, and that means that the winner receives a lumpsum payment of only approximately $40 million, or receive 3.33 million each year for 30 years. The fact is that the Florida Legislature explicitly permits the lottery to advertise the jackpot as the sum of … Read more
Are you a victim of a real estate transaction gone wrong? Did an agent, broker, or seller make misrepresentations about the property which are now causing you problems? Not disclose issues affecting the value of your property? Unauthorized work and work performed without permits to the property Undisclosed liens and other title defects Undisclosed defects in construction … Read more
I have received a lot of responses regarding my post “Personal Injury Attorneys Beware.” Appearantly, Mr. Taylor is still out there pulling the same scam. If you happen across Mr. Taylor and this Article please share your comments.
Florida’s Civil Theft Statute is a powerful tool to recover damages for theft and theft related civil actions which enables the Plaintiffs to seek attorney’s fees and treble (triple) damages. However, there are some nuances in Florida Law which should be reviewed before filing an action for Civil Theft. First, the economic loss doctrine is generally a … Read more
The Federal Civil RICO statute is a very powerful tool that can provide a litigant Federal Question Jurisdiction and the ability to recover treble damages and attorneys’ fees when otherwise unavailable. However, a major hurdle to successfully pleading and prosecuting a civil RICO claim is making sure that the facts support a showing of the … Read more