Fraud is the intentional deception of another in order to induce that person to act in such a way that the deceived person is damaged in some way. The specific legal definition varies from state to state, but under Illinois law, the plaintiff must prove the following:
Not only is fraud a criminal offense, but it is also an intentional tort which may entitle the plaintiff to monetary compensation to recover for their damages caused by the fraudulent activity. The skilled Chicago fraud attorneys at Ankin Law Offices are well-versed in intentional tort law and can help you recover for any losses you may have suffered as a result of fraud.
Because a civil action for fraud requires the proof of certain specific elements, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable and skilled intentional tort litigator like the attorneys at the Chicago area law firm of Ankin Law Offices. Our experienced intentional tort lawyers have years of experience upon which we can draw in order to best advise you regarding your potential claims of fraud. We have years of courtroom experience as well, so we can aggressively advocate on your behalf in order to receive a maximum recovery for your losses. Contact one of our Chicago fraud lawyers for a free consultation to discuss whether you have a cause of action.