<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wonderingabout:
I saw a post that someone replied to as civil fraud...I am just curious as to what that is. I have never heard of it before.
Civil fraud is a deception intended to cause a person to give up property or a lawful right. The lay term is "cheating someone." There are innumerable ways to commit Civil fraud. There must be a present, and knowing, intention to deceive - - e.g., prior to, or at the time of, making an agreement with someone, you have no present intention of following the agreement terms. As another example, you may wrongfully (fraudulently) "induce" someone to do something to their own detriment, e.g., by making a promise of payment for their services, when in fact, you had no present intent to pay for such services.
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[This message has been edited by I AM ALWAYS LIABLE (edited June 05, 2000).]