Business / Commercial Litigation

Fraud – Colorado Commercial Litigation Lawyers

BUSINESS FRAUD:

An intentional misrepresentation of important facts or failure to disclose important facts, causing the other party to rely and change their position to their detriment.

Elements of business fraud:

  • False representation of fact made by a person or corporation
  • Knowledge that the representation was false when it was made
  • An intention to get or induce the plaintiff to act or refrain from acting in reliance on the representation
  • Damage occurred to the plaintiff as a result of the reliance

CONSUMER FRAUD:

Consumer fraud occurs when, in the context of a business transaction, false statements of fact are made, the person or corporation making false statements knew that the statements were false when they were made, and that the other party in the transaction relied on the false statements to their detriment.

Examples of consumer fraud:

  • Insurance fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Charity fraud
  • Digital fraud
  • Creditor fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Investment fraud
  • Disaster fraud
  • Identity theft

Unfortunately, fraud has become common in today’s culture. The media reports identity theft, credit card fraud, investment scams, etc. nearly every day.

If you need strong courtroom advocacy in a financial or investment dispute, we are your team. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced trial attorneys.

Resources:
Stop Fraud Colorado – http://www.stopfraudcolorado.gov/

Burg Simpson Founding Shareholder Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax Data Breach on C-SPAN

 September 23, 2017

Burg Simpson Founding Shareholder Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax Data Breach on C-SPAN

Michael S. Burg, Burg Simpson founding shareholder and author of “Trial By Fire, One Man’s Battle of End Corporate Greed and Save Lives”, was interviewed by Kimberly Atkins in a live interview on C-SPAN on September 23, 2017. In the interview, Michael discussed consumer rights in the wake of the Equifax data breach. “We have… Read more »

Federal Court Selects David P. Hersh as Committee on Conduct Chair

 September 19, 2017

Federal Court Selects David P. Hersh as Committee on Conduct Chair

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado, acting through Chief Judge Marcia Krieger, has appointed Burg Simpson shareholder David P. Hersh as Chairman of the Committee on Conduct for that Court. David has been serving on the Committee on Conduct for the past four years. The appointment as Chair takes effect Oct…. Read more »

Burg Simpson Awards First Denver Police Scholarship

 September 18, 2017

Burg Simpson Awards First Denver Police Scholarship

Burg Simpson is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Burg Simpson Law Firm Denver Police Officer Foundation Scholarship. Lauren Horowitz won the essay competition with her essay, “Why We Honor the Men and Women in Blue,” taking home a $1,500 scholarship. The competition, conducted in partnership with the Denver Police Officers Foundation, was… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announces Its 6th Annual Scholarship Competition

 September 12, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announces Its 6th Annual Scholarship Competition

September 12, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Scholarship Competition. Based upon written essays by graduating Colorado high school seniors, the competition aims to teach the next generation about the… Read more »

Appraisers’ Decision on Causation is Binding – Colorado commercial litigation lawyer - Burg Simpson

 July 21, 2017

Appraisers’ Decision on Causation is Binding

On July 19, the Iowa Court of Appeals held that the results of an insurance appraisal are binding and conclusive against the insurance company. In Walnut Creek Townhome Ass’n v. Depositors Ins. Co., 2017 Iowa App. LEXIS 722 (July 19, 2017), the court held that an appraisal award that determined the “amount of loss” to… Read more »

Breach of Contact – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

 June 22, 2017

HOW LONG DOES A PARTY HAVE TO PERFORM HIS OR HER DUTY UNDER A CONTRACT?

If you are in the business world, a common cause of action you may encounter is for breach of contract. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform an agreed-upon duty as specified in the contract, whether it’s verbal or written.  Sometimes the question arises as to how long a party to… Read more »

Tesla Liable - Denver Product Liability Attorney – Burg Simpson

 May 4, 2017

Was Tesla Liable?

When a product harms a consumer, the victim or surviving family has the right to file a product liability or a wrongful death lawsuit. These legal actions determine if the manufacturer of the product was negligent in designing, manufacturing or testing the product’s safety prior to release. When Tesla finally allowed the self-driving car onto… Read more »

Co-counsel – Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 April 12, 2017

Strong Co-counsel Can Crack Complex Cases

Edmund Burke once wrote, “Laws, like houses, lean on one another.” It’s a lesson more lawyers should take to heart. For newer, or even simply independent attorneys, it can make all the difference to find a more experienced lawyer to lean on and partner as co-counsel. Collaboration and referrals with other law firms can benefit… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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