The Elements for a Claim of Fraud in the Inducement
In Nevada, the elements for a claim of fraud in the inducement of a contract are:
- False representation made by defendant;
- Defendant’s knowledge or belief that the representation was false (or knowledge that it had an insufficient basis for making the representation);
- Defendant’s intention to induce plaintiff to consent to formation of contract;
- Plaintiff’s justifiable reliance upon the misrepresentation; and
- Damage to plaintiff resulting from such reliance.
A. Jones Constr. Co. v. Lehrer McGovern Bovis, Inc., 120 Nev. 277 (2004); Lubbe v. Barba, 91 Nev. 596, 598; 540 P.2d 115, 118 (1975).
See elements for other claims at the Nevada Law Library
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