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Case Number: 3:22-cv-02479
Judge: Jacqueline Scott Corley
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Franciso County)
Defendant's Attorney: Dean N. Panos, Alexander Michael Smith, Rachael Goldman
Description: San Francisco, California personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a fraud theory.
"California fraud law is a complex and ever-evolving area of law, but it is generally defined as the intentional deception of another person for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage or causing harm. Fraud can be committed in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:
Making false or misleading statements, whether verbally or in writing
Concealing or omitting material facts
Using forged or counterfeit documents
Impersonating another person
Taking advantage of another person's trust or vulnerability
California law criminalizes many types of fraud, including but not limited to:
Credit card fraud
Real estate fraud
Workers' compensation fraud
The penalties for fraud in California vary depending on the type of fraud committed and the amount of money or property involved. Some fraud crimes are misdemeanors, while others are felonies. Punishments can include fines, jail time, or both.
In addition to criminal penalties, victims of fraud may also be able to file civil lawsuits against the perpetrators. Civil lawsuits can result in awards of damages to compensate victims for their losses.
If you believe you have been the victim of fraud, you should contact the California Department of Justice's Office of the Attorney General. You can also contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or your local police department.
Here are some tips to help protect yourself from fraud:
Be suspicious of unsolicited offers, especially those that promise easy money or quick riches.
Do your research before investing in any company or product.
Be careful about sharing your personal information with others.
Review your credit reports and bank statements regularly for any unauthorized activity.
Report any suspicious activity to the authorities immediately.
If you have any questions about California fraud law, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney."
Outcome: Settled for an undisclosed sum and dismissed with prejudice.