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Florida Torts
Copyright 2016, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group.

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Janet C. Graham

Chapter Summary


This chapter provides a comprehensive discussion of the tort of fraud, including both intentional and negligent misrepresentations.

The chapter examines the elements of a cause of action for fraud, legal and equitable remedies for fraud, and defenses to an action for fraud. The chapter then discusses liability for constructive fraud and negligent misrepresentations. The discussion briefly summarizes Florida statutes pertaining to fraudulent practices, securities fraud, and deceptive and unfair trade practices.

The chapter provides a Practice Guide covering the facts to be ascertained by the plaintiff's attorney in an action for fraud, the facts to be ascertained by the defendant's attorney in such an action, and the necessary documents for the action for fraud. Finally, the chapter offers sample complaint forms for use in actions for damages for various types of fraud.

Florida Torts provides a comprehensive review and analysis of virtually every theory of liability recognized under Florida tort law. It includes excellent step-by-step guidance through major types of personal injury cases in Florida, and covers each phase of a personal injury case, from initial investigation through discovery, and through post-trial motions, settlement and insurance. Each chapter covers parties involved, where incident occurred, instrumentalities, and types of occurrences. Florida Torts also includes helpful checklists, sample forms and research guides.


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For a discussion of fraud in the context of interference with contracts, see Ch. 28, Interference with Business Relationships and Bad Faith Breach of Contractual Obligations.

For a discussion of fraud in the context of employment relationships, see Ch. 30, Employment-Related Torts.

For discussion of the related tort of conversion of property, see Ch. 27, Conversion of Property.

For discussion of trade libel and slander of title, see Ch. 29, Trade Libel and Slander of Title.

For discussion of bad-faith insurance claims, see Ch. 152, Bad Faith Insurance Actions.

For additional discussion of economic losses, see Ch. 112, Economic Loss.

For additional discussion of punitive damages, see Ch. 113, Punitive Damages.

For additional discussion of injunctive relief, see Ch. 116, Injunctive Relief.


See Florida Civil Procedure (Matthew Bender) for practical yet comprehensive analysis of the entire spectrum of civil procedure in Florida.

See LexisNexis Practice Guide Florida Personal Injury (Matthew Bender) for essential guidance on building a strong personal injury defense, including judicial commentary, practice tips from top litigators, as well as step-by-step checklists and sample forms.

See Personal Injury: Actions, Defenses, Damages (Matthew Bender) for encyclopedic treatment of the personal injury law of every American jurisdiction, along with forms for bringing and defending the suit, compiled from the actual files of eminent practitioners.

See Damages in Tort Actions (Matthew Bender) for in-depth legal and policy analyses of compensatory and punitive damages in personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage cases.
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