While many people see successful businesses as admirable contributors to society and the economy, a few greedy people see the potential to steal from business owners and pocket the money for their own gain. At the Law Office of Paul R. Clevenger in Dallas, Texas, I seek justice for businesses harmed by fraudulent transactions. Whether an employee misused a company card for personal expenses, a contractor made false claims to secure a service contract, or a dishonest person took advantage in some other way, I will work diligently to help you recoup your losses.
Fraud occurs when one party purposely deceives another by using false statements with the intent that the second party will rely on those statements, and that by relying on the statements, the second party suffers harm.
Many different types of fraudulent transactions can be used to deprive a business of resources while lining the pockets of a defendant. Standard types of fraud in business are:
In Texas, there is a four-year statute of limitations for seeking damages as a victim of fraud. If you believe your business was defrauded, explore your options with an attorney as soon as possible. With over three decades of experience in business litigation, I have successfully sought civil relief for companies defrauded in a range of instances.
There are both criminal and civil penalties for people who commit fraud. In civil court, a plaintiff who suffered harm can seek different forms of damages depending on the type of fraud. The plaintiff may be able to recover out-of-pocket damages, benefit-of-the-bargain damages, and actual damages for the cost of injury to a person or property. In some cases, the court also imposes punitive damages to punish the defendant.
My goal will be to efficiently obtain a settlement or verdict that grants compensation that fully addresses your business losses. When punitive damages are allowable, I will present a passionate argument as to why you should receive additional compensation.
At the Law Office of Paul R. Clevenger in Dallas, Texas, I help Dallas business owners seek damages for the harm caused by fraudulent transactions. To schedule your consultation with my office, call 469-212-9764 or contact me online.
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